Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Getting kids active - do you have tips or tricks to get them moving?
avatar
Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
Michelle Obama's Let's Move program is a year old!

WebMD's talked to the First Lady about her fight to end childhood obesity. I thought her views on kids and exercise were right on:

"We need to make sure kids understand exercise is the secret code word for play...Exercise should be fun, and it will take all of us to send those messages."


I'm not always successful at getting my 6 and 2 year old off the couch but "outside adventures" get them moving. We go on pre-dinner walks to find a sparkly rock, an interesting stick or a pretty leaf, take photos of the cute neighborhood pets or perform a secret spy mission. The result is a 30 - 45 minute fresh air walk - good for them AND for me.

How do you get creative to fit exercise into your family routine?

Haylen
Reply


Featuring Experts from SANFORD AND WEBMD

Hansa Bhargava, MD, FAAP, oversees the team of medical experts responsible for assuring the accuracy, credibility, and timeliness of all content on We...More

Helpful Tips

The Chicken Breast of Death
Did you know? A single chicken breast from KFC contains a child's daily dose of sodium. Recent studies indicate kids sodium levels are ... More
Was this Helpful?
2 of 2 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.