I just came back from a great trip to Arizona to visit my daughter and her family and passed time in the airports as I often do – people watching. The number of seriously overweight children accompanying seriously overweight parents was eye-opening.
Throughout my career I’ve heard parents talk about how strapped they are for time and how they can’t work out “now that the kids demand so much of our time”. As a former single Dad I can truly appreciate the sentiment but Folks, if you don’t show your kids that you value fitness why should they?
There are many ways to be active and I wanted to point you in the direction of a great resource that’s absolutely free – a publication written in 2008 entitled “Be Active Your Way – a guide for Adults” This is based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and addresses how much activity you need each week, where to begin if you want to get physically active, and tips for those who already are active and want to ramp things up a notch or perhaps avoid injury.
I think it’s a great collection of valuable information and I encourage you to take a look and see how it might help get you on the right path to being active, healthy and happy!
Would you want anything less for your kids (or grandkids)?