Navigation Links
What I Did On My Summer Vacation
Date:5/29/2011

SATURDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- With summer vacation approaching, parents need to know how to get their children outside and active, instead of spending too much time in front of the television, computer or video games.

Children should get 60 minutes or more of physical activity a day, according to experts.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national non-profit founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation to combat childhood obesity, offers these tips for limiting TV and encouraging more active fun.

  • First, parents need to assess the amount of screen time (TV, Internet, DVD's, video games) they and their children are getting and set limits for everyone in the family. Turn the TV off during mealtime and give all your family members an opportunity to talk about their day.
  • Don't use screen time to reward or punish children because that makes it seem more important than it is. Use praise, encouragement and recognition for children's physical activity.
  • One positive way to use TV is to watch DVDs or videos that feature activities such as dancing, tae kwon do or yoga. When children are watching their favorite shows, encourage them to exercise (i.e. pushups, jumping jacks or crunches) during commercials.
  • Help your children find healthy alternatives to screen time. For example, take them to the park, play outside with them, or help them learn a new sport.
  • Don't allow TVs or computers in children's bedrooms. Kids with TVs in their bedrooms watch as much as 1 1/2 hours more TV than other children.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about children and exercise.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Alliance for a Healthier Generation, news release, May 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Time to Get Focused at Exploration Summer Programs
2. Explorers Bounty Puffed Fruit Snacks Helping Parents Battle Summer Obesity
3. Snowmen Notwithstanding, It's Time To Register For Rutgers' Summer Session
4. Wellspring Camps Kicks Off National Nutrition Month With $500 Discount On Summer Enrollment
5. Summer Street Capital Announces the Addition of Barry D. Freeman as Healthcare Advisory Partner
6. bgreen apparel Unveils Summer 2010 “Oganic Basic Essentials" Collection, Reduces Carbon Footprint with Stylish, Sustainable Apparel
7. Summer Sandal Time Is Here! Beautify Your Damaged Toenails At Your Podiatrist's Office
8. Healthy Diet From Down Under To Help Brits Shape Up For Summer
9. Supercharge Summer with Superfood-infused Cookies!
10. Du Toit & Associates Prepare to Prevent Silent Deaths by the Pool this Summer
11. Summer Brings Increased Demand For Breast and Body Enhancement
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... , ... The producers of Enterprises TV are pleased to present ... world of instantaneous consumption proves very convenient for businesses. With new technologies constantly becoming ... which pollutes our air, water, and soil. It can also threaten the lives of ...
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... 13, 2016 , ... DDi , a Makro company, ... for its expertise in eClinical Solutions. DDi has built its solution competency with ... of global clients. DDi provides smarter technology for Clinical Development, Regulatory and Enterprise ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive ... members of South Florida’s philanthropic community at its 10th anniversary Fashion Luncheon on ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Coco Libre, the maker ... Red Carpet Events LA GRAMMY’s Style Lounge Event. Coco Libre will offer musicians and ... hydrated before the big event. The invitation-only gifting suite, held this year at the ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... Fisher House ... Vegas Mayor John J. Lee, Nevada Military Support Alliance president Scott Bensing, and Peggy ... at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System. This will be the first Fisher ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... Feb. 12, 2016   National Community Pharmacists Association ... MBA issued the following statement today in response to ... the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ... beneficiary advocates and others: patient advocacy organizations ... still reviewing the full CMS analysis. Our initial reaction ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , Feb. 12, 2016  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ) is pleased to ... Account Management and Payor Strategies effective Jan. 23, 2016. ... ... ... Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... MONTREAL , February 12, 2016 ... sofern nicht anders vermerkt)   ... Unternehmens http://www.telestatherapeutics.com abrufbar.    ... Website des Unternehmens http://www.telestatherapeutics.com ... Inc. (TSX:TST; PNK:BNHLF) veröffentlichte heute seinen Konzernabschluss ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: