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4 Ways to Get Kids Moving and Eating Right

Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 09:12 AM

A high-speed train in 1960 zipped along at 100 mph; today the speeds are twice that. Locomotion has gotten faster with every generation, but we can't say the same about our kids. According to an Australian study that looked at 20 million children worldwide, it takes kids ages 9-17 one and a half minutes longer to run a mile than it took their parents back when they were that age. That's because kids are so much less active and more likely to be overweight.

So here are three smart ways to get kids back up to speed so they'll have a healthy body, a powerful brain and a happy outlook:

1. Size down the dish. To keep your child from overeating (30 percent of kids are overweight or obese), cut the bowl or plate size in half. Kids will naturally - you don't have to say a word - eat half as much!

2. Add protein to breakfast so kids (and adults) have energy all day. Kids 9-14 need about 34 grams of protein daily. For breakfast, aim for 10-15 grams - or 1 cup cooked oatmeal (5.5 g), 1/4 cup nonfat yogurt (3 g), 1 ounce of turkey bacon (5 g).

3. Limit screen time to two hours a day, max! - and no TV or Internet in bedrooms.

4. Get kids playing, walking, moving, for a minimum of 60 minutes daily - and get out there and do it with them.

If that doesn't work, threaten to wake them up every morning with the phrase, "Why, when I was your age ..." That'll get them moving.

© King Features Syndicate

 
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