We live in an age surrounded by screens, iPads, Laptops, Televisions, video games and of course the smartphones. As we surround ourselves with technology, our kids have become less active. Gone are the days where they would race home from school and they hurry to get to their bikes or rollerblades to play non-stop outside until dinner time.
However, with the Summer Olympics just past, some excitement has been generated by those athletes that have transcended down to our children. Now they have seen what being in shape and being dedicated to a sport can achieve for them if they commit to it.
One great way to help keep that interest going is by getting them a pedometer. The school season is now upon us with the passing of the summer and by motivating your children to keep track of their steps each day you can encourage them to keep on track and maybe even work their way up from a regular, reliable pedometer like the Pedusa 799 Tri-Axis Multi-Function Pocket Pedometer To an overall Activity Tracker like the WeGo Relay Activity Monitor and Sleep Tracker That can provide them with more detailed fitness results as they increase their levels of activity and can keep them motivated by using its “Join We Go” App." Nothing motivates a young fitness buff then providing them with viewable graphs and data to show them at what level they are at and what they need to do to get to the next level.
Now that the spark is there we all know that our children learn best from what they observe. So why not make an example for them of you also embracing a healthier, more active lifestyle. Learning does not always need to be centered on books or videos in a building. Take advantage of the summer to fall outdoor season’s and plan some day trips centered on walking with your children to discover the history of the state you live in. There are always suggestions that abound at your states visitor’s websites and they go from county to county. There is no reason why you cannot make learning about the area you live in, interesting to your family and more enjoyable as you discover some of the little-known places of interest as you uncover them with your family.
So don’t just rely on the teachers to make learning meaningful to your kids, take them by the hand yourself and strap on your own pedometer and get out there and enjoy learning about your own state's history. If you need some help, just click on this link http://www.theus50.com/fastfacts/tourism.php and it will take you to a site that provides the URL’s for all of the 50 states in one easy to use area.
So, what are you waiting for? Take advantage of all the local lore and get the family out and about and in no time, you’ll not only be learning about the places you live in but getting healthier doing it!