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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.

Mrs. Michelle Batacan Alexander
Michelle Batacan, LCSW
(219) 877-8921
450 St. John Rd. Suite 301-128
Michigan City, IN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Diann C Binns
(219) 293-8364
2005 Valparaiso St
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Self Esteem, Divorce
Qualification
School: Indiana University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Jean Lubeckis
(219) 464-9495
Valparaiso, IN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ryan Parsons-Rozycki
(219) 989-2366
Hammond, IN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Christian Care Counseling Ctr
(219) 465-7777
354 West St
Valparaiso, IN

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Marjorie Jones
(219) 718-8662
Hobart, IN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Holly Lynn Simpson
(219) 462-9000
Valparaiso, IN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Cheryl Kaper
(219) 462-6109
Valparaiso, IN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Melanie C Benes
(708) 371-1880
Schererville, IN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Catholic Charities
(219) 886-3803
1128 Broadway
Gary, IN
 
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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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