If you look back over our recent blogs, it’s obvious that we like to talk about food on the Moms blog. This summer, we’ve talked about ice cream, farmers’ markets, healthy food at the Indiana State Fair and more. But eating healthy is just one part of the equation. Families and children also need to be physically active. So this week’s edition of our weekly news links will focus on ways to keep moving as we say goodbye to the summer.
With the optimal weather we’ve been having, it is the perfect time to enjoy many outdoor activities. In fact, for those of you who like to walk for a cause, there are several walks that are scheduled in the coming months. We start with a link below about how Indy’s First Lady Winnie Ballard is leading the way with her six-week walking series on Indy’s Westside.
Winnie Walk Draws Health Conscious
Join Indianapolis’ First Lady, Winnie Ballard, each Wednesday at 8 a.m. for a walk in Northwestway Park, now through mid-October.
Plan now for Walk to School Day, Oct. 7
Health by Design
If you still live close to your child’s school, this is a great way to get in exercise, spend time with your child and go “green” for the day by eliminating the commute to school.
Dava Patanias Fitness Blog
This blog is from WTHR fitness guru Dava Patanias. His suggestion for getting ready for the fall: make a plan.
Study Suggests Physical Activity Improves Child Sleep Habits
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Once again, a study confirms what most moms already know: kids need activity throughout the day to help them wind down in the evening. According to this study, kids who are physically active during the day fall asleep faster.