Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I was watching a recent episode of The Biggest Loser the other day and they said that the average child in America watches four to five hours of television a day. I didn't believe that so I did some research...The Biggest Loser is right! That is twenty-eight to thirty-five hours a week!!! In fact due to the amount of time spent indoors kids are now being labeled with Nature Deficit Disorder and many companies are promoting "Green Hour." Green Hour is a movement that is urging people to send their kids outside for an hour a day. Personally, I want to take this a bit further....
I want to encourage whole families to go outside for an hour, or two, or three, heck all day if at all possible! Rediscover the fun of playing. Be silly, play tag with your kids, go on a nature walk, go to the park and swing, have a picnic, do whatever you enjoyed as a kid and show your kids how to play! Please, get your kids moving and turn off the television. Don't get me wrong, I am not anti-tv I am just anti- excessive amounts of television.
What are you doing to get your kids moving?