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!