September is a busy month. And I’m not just talking about end of summer and back-to-school. It’s also National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
Aside from being a mom of two kids who tries to keep her family healthy and happy, food policy is something that I care a lot about. I used to be the Director of a community collaborative in NYC focused on increasing access to healthy and affordable food and opportunities for physical activity and saw the impact of the rising childhood obesity rate in the U.S., which has nearly tripled over the last 30 years, and in New York City where 1 in 5 Kindergarteners is obese.
Let’s make a commitment to get moving with our kids, not only for the month of September but for the long-term. I shared some tips to help you get moving with your kids on Fit Pregnancy and Parenting. I would love for you to come check it out.
September is also National Yoga Month. In celebration, Athleta is hosting an Embrace the Yoga Instagram Challenge to encourage people to embrace new challenges on the mat. The picture above is my entry. It was Sunday morning and we were getting ready to leave Baltimore after spending the weekend there for Fitbloggin’. It seemed like a fitting way to say goodbye to the city after a fun weekend.
Can I ask you a favor?
- If you’re on Instagram, could you please click here –> half moon photo on Instagram and like and/or comment on the picture? I know that a number of you already have but I would appreciate the extra support!
- If you’re not on Instagram, you can like and/or comment on the photo on the Love, Life, Surf Facebook page <– click here or you can leave a comment here on this blog post. I appreciate your help!
How are you going to commit to help kids get moving this month? What’s your favorite yoga pose?