Exercise With Your Child Week

An Hour a Day Can Keep the Doctor Away Better Than an Apple Can!

Raising the next generation of humans is no easy feat for parents. As they grow up we are amazed by their first steps, their first words, and as children get older they want to do more and more of what they see their parents and friends doing. This is why it is so important to teach them how to live a healthy lifestyle which includes exercise!

National exercise with your child week is a great opportunity to spend time with our kids and set a good example for them so that they can grow up to live their healthiest life! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends children and adolescents ages 6-17 do 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical exercise a day. 

Physical activity benefits children in numerous important ways including helping to build strong bones, decreasing the chances of osteoporosis when they are older, reducing the risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, and helping to control weight. Exercise is also important for your mental health, reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.

While consistently exercising can seem daunting at first, it doesn’t have to be. There’s numerous ways to stay engaged with your kids. Spending some time outside going to a pool, riding bikes, or going for a hike can be great fun. Sports such as basketball, volleyball and soccer are also a great way to get some fun and exercise. 

Moose pharmacy is also here to support your family along the way with appointments with the pharmacist where you can help set goals for exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They can also answer questions about your medications and the diseases behind them. Moose pharmacy is also dedicated to children’s health by offering free chewable vitamins to Moose Pharmacy customers for children ages 2-12. This multivitamin contains many essential nutrients such as vitamin A, C,D, B12 and folate which are all important for children to have in their diet.