Marathon Kids

MJTrep By MJTrep, 23rd Sep 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Health>Exercise & Fitness

As more people are being listed as obese, I am working to bring family oriented fitness routines, experiences, and articles to more of those who may need to get moving. Let's be honest, who doesn't need to move a little more?

Marathon Kids

Marathon Kids
I am always on the lookout for ways to share family fitness. I believe that, if the parents are active, the kids will be active. Conversely, if the parents are sedentary, then the kids will be, as well. This year my two boys and I are taking part in Marathon Kids.

This is an evidence based program designed to increase physical activity and improve health.

On the website, the Marathon Kids program remains the only "evidence-based" school-based physical activity and healthy lifestyle program for children in the country (according to all available data) and is succeeding at its mission: to improve the health of children by providing them the motivation, tools and support to live happier and healthier lifestyles.

That is what this blog is about, too. The challenge by joining up with Marathon Kids is that you, the parent, will jog and run with your kids. This goes for a 6 month period. The end result is that you and your kids have gone at least 26.2 miles. How easy is that? You get up with your kids and get moving.

Here is a link to their main site. Get jogging and starting logging those miles, Families!
http://www.marathonkids.org/

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
23rd Sep 2013 (#)

Good Evening. My grandson and I both needed to get more exercise. We began walking in June. To date, I have lost a dress size, have better stamina, and look forward to these special times together. He plays soccer, however, was only practicing twice a week and not over the summer at all. Please write more on this subject - we can all benefit. ~Marilyn

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author avatar MJTrep
23rd Sep 2013 (#)

Your progress is awesome! Are you going to join Marathon Kids?

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
23rd Sep 2013 (#)

My grandson and I are going to explore the site tomorrow night after soccer practice - project due so he's occupied....stay tuned. : ) ~Marilyn

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author avatar MJTrep
24th Sep 2013 (#)

Awesome! I am so happy to hear that. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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