Do you Yahoo!? I do. I still have a Yahoo account that I hand out when I don’t want certain email to clog up my main address. However, lately, I have been reading the articles on the Yahoo homepage. They are pretty good – Have you seen this one: Nearly third of children globally are couch potatoes
I stumbled across it last night and read it and was horrified! I was horrified to see that kids world wide, despite income level, are spending more time lounging than actually doing something. I was even more horrified when I figured out that my kids are just as bad! According to this research kids are spending three hours (+) being sedentary…meaning they are sitting in front of the TV, playing video games or just not doing anything active.
I figured out the approximate amount of time my children are sedentary and it is either a little under three hours or slightly above….
Well not any more. My kids and I are (Thank you Jesus) in good health both physically and mentally so there is nothing that is preventing us from kicking the couch potato habit. This morning the five year old and I made a deal… This month, we are going to turn off movies and video games. We will watch something once a day but it will be in the evening when we are winding down and I need to make dinner without little hands trying to help. It will be a challenge but I know we can do it….. Are you up for the challenge?!
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