(912) 226-7707

5525 Abercorn Street, Suite 25
Savannah, GA 31405

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Mon- Fri 9a-8p 
Sat- Sun 9a-4p 
closed 1230-130p daily


Mon- Fri 9a-8p (closed 1230-130p)
Sat- Sun 9a-4p (closed 1230-130p)

Hey there, Savannah family! Let’s have a little chat today about how we can promote exercise for your wonderful kids – and your whole family!  You know, we’re facing a growing problem, and it’s called childhood obesity. Now, that’s not good for our kids’ health at such a young age. We want them to be happy and healthy throughout their lives, right? So let’s tackle this challenge head-on while they’re still young. Together, we can encourage healthy habits and make our Savannah kids healthier and happier.

First, we’d like to reinforce the importance of working against obesity in every way possible. Childhood obesity has some very negative long-term consequences when we don’t face it head on. Besides the short term impacts, including the mental difficulties kids can face, there are very serious long-term effects that can arise for your kids later in life.


Long-term Effects of Childhood Obesity

Now, looking into the future, we have to consider the long-term effects of childhood obesity. Unfortunately, overweight children are more prone to developing heart disease later in life. They might also face Type 2 and Type 3 diabetes, not to mention possible liver damage or failure.


Battling Childhood Obesity Together with Exercise

Now, let’s talk about how to get our kids moving. If you already have an exercise routine, that’s fantastic! Try to involve your children in your activities. But if you’re not used to regular exercise, maybe consider making time for it. I know it’s tiring, but trust me, you’ll get used to it. Plus, it’s amazing for your kidz to see you in action!

Sometimes, the best way to start a consistent exercise program is inside. Do some bodyweight exercises, like push-ups or no-weight squats, to get those muscles working. Perhaps you could find a great yoga routine online or on tv to follow along with. Any way you look at it, stretching, breathing, and even aerobic exercise is completely possible indoors along with your children.

You can take a walk around the neighborhood together when it’s still light outside. Fresh air and a stroll are good for the soul, and they’re great for your kidz too! If walking isn’t their thing, how about practicing sports skills or riding bikes safely?

And don’t forget about weekends! If you’re lucky enough to have them off with your kids, seize that time for outdoor activities. Whether it’s a family game at the park or a safe swim in a pool, let’s make the most of it!

So there you have it, folks. The battle against rising childhood obesity continues. And we’re the ones who have to fight! We can work hard to be excellent role models for our children, leading by example. Together, we can all make healthier, happier children here in Savannah.


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Urgent Kidz Care

5525 Abercorn Street

Suite 25 Savannah, GA 31405