Get ready to get healthy! September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month. Childhood obesity affects one in every three children in the United Skates. This leads to early development of lifelong problems that are typically only seen in adults: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Join Skate World in taking a stand against childhood obesity. Here’s how you can help Lakeland kids get healthier.
Educate Kids about Nutritional Health
If you force kids to eat nothing but broccoli, they won’t be thrilled about eating right. Child nutrition is all about balance and lifelong learning. Instead of celebrating with pizza every time you come skating, check out our lunch and dinner options at the Cafe. Encourage your kids to switch it up with fresh chicken tenders for dinner. Then teach them the benefits of getting protein and veggies in their diet.
Stay Active, Stay Healthy
Healthy kids are active kids, and there’s no better exercise than roller-skating. Not only is it a great workout, it’s fun. And when kids are having fun, they’re not worried about the sweat and aches that comes with keeping active. Roller-skating is one of the best exercises for heart health. It also works nearly every muscle group, including the legs, glutes, obliques, abs, and even arms. Just request your kids’ favorite songs from the DJ and watch them get moving!
Roller-skating is a great way for families to get fit. Do your part to fight childhood obesity by visiting Skate World for $2 Tuesday, Family Night Fridays, and weekly skate events this fall.