Healthy Tip # 54

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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) and PBS (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 Elif Oker

“Get up and move! An active lifestyle is one of the best ways to combat obesity. For kids this means doing what comes naturally: running, jumping and playing. Anything that gets the heart going and the muscles moving, for at least an hour every day, will help maintain a healthy weight. Parents can get in on the action by playing, chasing and having
fun with their kids.”

– Elif Oker, Chief Medical Officer, Health Care Service Corporation

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