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Is Your Child Getting Enough Exercise?

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As a mom, we’ve got many things to teach our children. There is one that should be brought up on a regular basis. Exercise. The earlier you start to instill the value of health and physical fitness, the better. It might take some consistency, but they will see the benefit of physical activity and be eager to join in.

Exercise is just as important, if not more, for our children. It not only keeps them healthy, lowers their risk of heart disease and diabetes, fends off obesity and improves mental health but it also helps with social skills they need to thrive and be successful.

When I was growing up, I spent practically all of my time outside. I rarely came inside without my parents calling me in first. I know times have changed and just the thought of my kids out of eyesight when I’m outside with then throws me into a panic. Now, there are not just t.v. and movies, there are so many “electronic” options for kids, also. The iPad, Xbox, Playstation, computers, and even Leap Pads for the toddlers. It’s no wonder that we struggle to get the kids active with so many other options that they get lost in.

Let’s not even get started on all the processed, artificial ingredient, sugar-loaded things that we call “food” nowadays. And we wonder why the obesity rate has skyrocketed and why we see type 2 diabetes in elementary aged kids.

So, the questions is

How do you know if your child is getting enough exercise?

I’ve mentioned being a visual learner, before. So, what better way to give you the info than with eye-catching colors and graphics. I found this infographic that answers that questions as best as possible.

Is Your Child Getting Enough Exercise?

 From Visually.

-Monica

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Monica

Hi! I'm Monica, the face behind Munchkins and Coffee.  Like most, I enjoy long walks on the beach and quiet dinners with the Mister. But let's be real, I'm a mom to 2 munchkins and to 2 4-legged kids so those things are few and far between.  I dabble in a variety of DIY projects and crafts and sell SVGs for the Cricut/Silhouette. I love to cook and bake and I'm a type 1 diabetic. Target and H-E-B are my happy places. I love to read but don't do it as much as I'd like and I'm totally guilty of binge-watching shows on Netflix, Hulu, and Prime. Coffee gets me through the day and is my "drug" of choice. 🙂 That's where the name comes in. Kids, life and all the beautiful chaos in between. So, check out my Etsy shop for SVG/cutting files for your Cricut/Silhouette and keep an eye out on here and my Facebook for my free cut files.

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