18% of American children ages 6 to 19 are already obese.
Overweight kindergartners have four times the risk of becoming obese by age 14.
Popping up in my inbox this morning I see: Californians Are More Worried About Kids’ Obesity Than Drug Use. Yikes.
As Americans are sitting and watching screens more than ever before, it is our responsibilities as parents to slash this chronic disease-childhood obesity.
We know kids who are active are healthier but they also have better results at school and better mental health as well. Children need exercise. Walking, dancing, playing with friends in the snow, jumping on a trampoline, participating in CrossFit Kids…it all counts! Just make sure it’s FUN and find space for them to RUN. It’s all about exploring ways to keep kids interested as you break old habits.
Getting into these healthy habits now could help prevent future heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
At our box we offer CrossFit Kids class from ages 3 and up. It’s not simply a scaled down version of CrossFit, it is entirely CrossFit geared and designed for the little ones and their specific developmental needs (neurological, cognitive, motor). Guide your children now so they can develop a lifelong love of fitness.
This video is of Max copying what we were doing earlier – jump rope, kettlebell swings and snatch. He’s 3.