Reducing Obesity and Lethargy in Youth Through Exercise 

Teach them the importance of being physically active

Help your children understand that physical activity has many benefits. Help them understand that exercise can help them increase their energy levels, manage their weight; increase their self-esteem; reduce anxiety and stress; lower blood pressure and even strengthen their bones. Talk to them in age-appropriate language and look for good information as teaching aid.

Encourage them to be active

There are fun workouts that you can teach your kids. There are structured youth training programs as well as family activities that you can do on weekends and holidays. Examples of the latter include dancing, swimming, soccer, basketball, jumping rope, brisk walking or playing tag, which are physical activities of moderate intensity. Skating and roller blading, hiking, sledding, skiing, baseball, tennis, hop scotch, softball and dodge ball are also good exercises for the youth.

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