Inside this month's issue, Dr. Suzanne McLaughlin focuses on ways families can exercise and get fit together. The May FamilyHealth column, suggests ways families can be active in just 10 minutes, 30 minutes, or 60 minutes.
Children bring a lot of energy and curiosity to everyday activities - they don't need exercise equipment or organized sports to get moving, says Dr. McLaughlin. Age-appropriate activities that give them a chance to get moving are the goal: and they carry the same benefits of increased physical activity, she says. "In other words, just running around counts," said Dr. McLaughlin, who is a pediatrician and internist at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
Pick up a copy of the May issue of Bay State Parent magazine or read her article and fitness tips online at: www.baystateparent.com/news/2007/0501/Articles/011.html