Monday, March 26, 2012

Tips for Keeping Kids Healthier during Spring Break

Spring break is a time of freedom that all kids need to reset for those last few weeks of school. Many kids want to sit around and play video games or watch television the entire break, but that’s not a healthy choice. Keeping kids moving during spring break maintains good health and gives moms and dads the opportunity to get a little exercise in as well.
Get off the couch and out into the sunlight. Not only is sitting around on the couch all day not a form of exercise, it keeps kids and adults out of the sun. Sunlight causes a chemical reaction in the body that creates vitamin D. Sure, milk is a good source of vitamin D, but kids and adults cannot drink enough milk or eat enough vitamin fortified food to measure up to the amount of vitamin D the body produces in just 15 minutes of direct sunlight.
Take the time to learn something new and stay active. Spring break is also a great time to start a new activity that doubles as family fun.

If you care staying in town check out the local Parks and Recreation Services for family activities to enjoy...

400 8th St, Columbus, GA 31901 » Map (334) 291-4723

9079 Marne Rd, Fort Benning, GA 31905 » Map (706) 544-3079

2783 Eckel Ave, Fort Benning, GA 31905 » Map (706) 687-6648
400 8th St, Columbus, GA 31901 » Map (334) 291-4723

1835 Riverland Dr, Columbus, GA 31903 » Map (706) 687-5813

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