Healthy Tip # 60

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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 Shane Ellison

My kids are 7 and 11 years old. We exercise with them at least three times per week…According to the medical journal JAMA, 1 in 3 kids their age are expected to lose 11-20 years in lifespan due to obesity and diabetes. Exercise is one important measure for preventing it. We make it fun using home equipment like trampolines and hurdles to set up an obstacle course or Crossfit-type routine.

– Shane Ellison, MS