Go Active, Go For Health

Though health is our topmost concern, still there has been a backslide in our children’s health. Our children are overweight, they are reluctant to go to the playground, they are more sluggish than ever and, therefore, are at a greater risk of many chronic illnesses. Something important has been ignored. Is your child fit enough to face the challenges of the future?

A sedentary lifestyle and lack of time for children have reduced the very vital “play time” from our child’s daily routine. Just to escape from spending an hour of active physical activity with our kids at the playground or backyard, we prefer to switch on the TV, internet, or PlayStation for them.

Do you know that our children also need to exercise or get involved in at least an hour of physical activity every day as much as we do? According to the American Heart Association, all children aged 2 years and older should have at least 60 minutes of entertaining, mild physical activity every day that promotes apt and wide-ranging development. If that is not possible, then try to engage your kids in at least two 30-minute periods or four 15-minute episodes in which they can participate in energetic activities suitable to their age, gender and stage of physical and emotional growth.

Children today increasingly face health challenges like juvenile diabetes, obesity, autism, epilepsy, asthma, etc. As parents, you have to set an ideal example before your children by following an active lifestyle and exercising together. Keeping this in mind, Stemade decided to come up with a host of school contact programmes under the initiative “Go for Health”. Health problems can be managed more effectively if monitored from an early stage; that’s why Go for Health includes programmes, like emotional behaviour workshop, best healthy practices, dietary analysis and more, wherein children, teachers and parents are educated on best health practices and well-being.

Exercise can supercharge your children by producing feel-good endorphins and distracting them from anxieties. Thus helping your children to be:

Try these interesting ways to get your kids to exercise:

To know more about “Go for Health” and its activities, you can visit:

http://www.stemade.com/gfh/go_for_health_sem.html

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