Focus: Fitness and healthy eating month!

Did you know that 1 out of every 3 kids is considered overweight or obese? Many say it's becoming an epidemic! It's no wonder this is happening. Our kids are becoming used to a sedentary lifestyles. With all the technology advances that have been made over the last several years they spend more time in front of the computer, playing the latest and greatest gaming systems, watching TV, etc.

Another culprit in adding to the overweight and obesity trend is that families are so busy they often don't have time to sit down at home to enjoy a nutritious home cooked meal. It's now more common to hit the drive thru on the way to this kid's sporting event or that kid's practice.

It's time to put a stop to this epidemic or at least start doing something about it. And the only way to do so is to start where it matters most - with your family! It's time to get your family on board with eating healthy and getting regular exercise.

More in our Fitness Series

Tips for Creating a Family Fitness program
10 Ideas for getting your family active
Fitness Tips for Kids
Fitting Fitness Into Your Family’s Routine
Tips for getting kids active
Why Fitness is important to children
How to teach kids healthy habits