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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Weight Loss in Kids Unknowingly

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 7:03 AM Comments

Walking to school for some distance help kids to loose weight in a fun way. That also help parents to establish good rapport with kids while talking in walking; and also help to have some exercise for self.

Amplify’d from www.hhs.gov

Walk to School

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat.

Mother walking children to school

Some kids are walking to school already this year, and health experts say more should. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Arthur Wendel says walking one mile to and from school gives kids much of the minimum physical activity they need -- and they can talk with their friends.

But he says walking seems to have hit some rough road:

``In 1969, about 50 percent of kids walked or biked to school. But now that number has fallen to less than 15 percent of kids walking or biking to school.’’  (8 seconds)

Wendel says this is a good time to start – it being International Walk to School Month. He says parents can help – and get exercise also by walking with kids, starting a walking school bus program, and working with local Safe Routes to School programs.

Read more at www.hhs.gov
 


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