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Activities for Kids Athens AL

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that kids aged 6 to 17 get at least one hour of physical activity - a.k.a. exercise - each day. Whether your child is a bit of a couch potato or just has a hard time devoting 60 minutes to exercise each day, there are ways dads can help. Check below for related information, products and services.

Maureen Chemsak
(256) 772-7900
Madison, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Career Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Christy Jacob
(256) 716-0811
Huntsville, AL
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Baird Counseling & Eap
(256) 306-0712
2042 Beltline Rd Sw
Decatur, AL
 
Bma-Behavioral Mod & Assoc
(256) 353-7073
1024 6th Ave Se
Decatur, AL
 
Mental Health Association In Morgan County
(256) 353-1160
207 Commerce Cir Sw
Decatur, AL
 
Christie Widger
(256) 655-6762
Huntsville, AL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Riverside Counseling And Consulting Pc
(256) 340-0300
401 Grant St Se
Decatur, AL
 
Hammers Corkey Lpc
(256) 355-7977
2042 Beltline Rd Sw
Decatur, AL
 
Mental Health Center Of North Central Alabama
(256) 355-6105
1316 Somerville Rd Se
Decatur, AL
 
Center For Attachment & Family Development
(256) 353-8528
1409 Kathy Ln Sw
Decatur, AL
 

5 Tips to Help Your Kids Stay Healthy with Enough Exercise

5 tips to help your kids stay healthy with enough exercise

James Dunsford

Making exercise a family affair can ensure kids get enough to stay healthyThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that kids aged 6 to 17 get at least one hour of physical activity - a.k.a. exercise - each day. Whether your child is a bit of a couch potato or just has a hard time devoting 60 minutes to exercise each day, there are ways dads can help.

1. Let kids choose their exercise. Try things like dance classes, martial arts, swimming, biking, hiking and sports teams to determine what activities will keep your kids motivated.

2. Break up the hour into more manageable time frames. Encourage them to play a game of kickball in the morning, ride their bikes in the afternoon and take a walk together in the evening. Twenty minutes each time will add up to an hour without feeling overwhelming.

3. Set a good example. As with many parenting obstacles, the best way to get kids to do what you want them to is to do it yourself. So, get active and in shape for yourself as well!

4. Encourage "some" video game use. While sitting in front of a screen with a bowl of chips by their side won't encourage physical activity, some "active-play" video games, like the Nintendo Wii, can keep your kids moving.

5. Exercise together. Plan outings and activities that will help the whole family stay active. Pack a picnic lunch and hike into the woods to find the perfect spot, ride bikes together, or enlis...

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