Keeping Kids’ Minds and Bodies Active
The Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits:
- High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.
- Foster an Early and Ongoing Passion for Books – Read to and with your kids. Help children read at every age and every stage of their development.
- Team Up for Athletic Events – Set a family goal of great health by teaming up for community or charity events like races, walks, fun runs, bike rides, etc.
- Volunteer Together – Find a cause that matters to the kids. Open their eyes to a world beyond themselves and the rich rewards that come from making a difference.
- Make sleep a priority – Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, learning and other vital functions.
Want to workout as a family?
Try our Wellness Center!
Our Wellness Center includes state of the art Life Fitness cardiovascular and strength training equipment and a stretching area for flexibility and functional exercises.
All Full Facility members receive a free Fit Training on how to use the equipment with a certified Personal Trainer. 10-13 year olds interested in learning how to workout will receive an orientation to the Wellness Center equipment and learn how to use appropriate equipment safely for their age. Once the youth completes the orientation they can workout in the Wellness Center when accompanied by a Y Member who is 18 years and older.
Stop by the Welcome Center Desk to schedule your appointment.