Healthy Tip # 36

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Welcome to a new category of my blog simply called ‘Healthy Tips.” Many times, when I write articles for various publications, I need to find sources for the story. Recently, I wrote an article for Yahoo Shine (click here) about keeping kids healthy. I was looking for experts and parents to chime in and give their favorite ‘tips’ to help kids (and their families) lead a healthy lifestyle.

The feedback for the story was amazing. The sources had some fantastic points of view that could not be ignored, and I thought their opinions should be viewed on the Your Health Journal web site.

So, enjoy my new series, with some ‘great’ insight from some ‘great’ people giving exceptional and educational points of view.

Healthy Tip From Amber O’Neal

“Link rewards to a fun physical activity. Instead of enforcing good behavior with extra screen time or a sweet treat, reward you child’s efforts with a fun outing like bowling, park playtime, swimming, bike riding on a unexplored path, roller skating, an impromptu Frisbee tournament, etc. By making physical activity a regularly anticipated part of your child’s week, and joining in on these activities with him/her, you’ll be creating a lifelong love of fun…and fitness.”

– Amber O’Neal, certified personal trainer and owner of Café Physique