What You Want Your Kids to Know About Exercise

What You Want Your Kids to Know About Exercise

How teach your kids to love exercise As I was perusing Facebook last night I came across an article a childhood friend of mine shared.

There just aren’t THAT many things that just ring true, true, true to me, but this sure did.

I exercise on a regular basis, because I like to.  It makes me feel good and it helps be to be able to do stuff.

The article talks about a moment the author had during a group fitness class.  I totally identified with her in this moment.

At some point we have to either accept what we are or do a 180 and change what we are so we can accept it.

I work out with SO MANY women whom I know will never be happy with what they are.

This is disturbing to me because our lives are meant to be enjoyed.  AND I think our constant self dis-satisfaction with self-image is destructive to young minds watching everything we do.

Read this article titled 10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out.  Check yourself and make sure you’re sending the right message to your own children about exercise, health and wellness.

We have to teach our children to LOVE physical activity and exercise because of how it makes us feel NOT because of how it makes us look.

Help your kids identify from an early age the correct mindset.

 



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I’m an early thirties mother of two and wife to a husband who is pretty much the wind beneath my wings (and the money behind my debit card). I enjoy writing and laughing at the things I write. After graduating from Weber State University I pursued a joint career in full-time mothering and part-time writing. I discovered a passion for learning and writing about community and women’s issues. Besides writing, I enjoy doing things I’m not sure I can do. Some things I’ve failed at. Others I have accomplished. Other interesting things about me…I’m very short. I survived being sprayed by a skunk. I love my pet hibiscus flowering plant almost as much as my human children. I stalk celebrities, but not for a living. I swim surprisingly fast.

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