September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, a CDC initiative designed to raise awareness of the growing childhood obesity epidemic in the United States. One in 3 children in the U.S. is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and even heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented! Communities, health professionals and families can work together to create opportunities for kids to eat healthier and get more active.
Check back later this year for information about the free events and activities LiveFit Southlake will be offering to help children and families get moving for a healthier fall!
In the meantime, we invite you to try one of Southlake Parks and Recreation's many youth athletic leagues and programs, including our Kids Yoga and Mindfulness course.
Kids Yoga and Mindfulness Registration: $75 for 5-Class Session
This course uses evidence-based practices to teach children how to calm their bodies and minds. Mindfulness will be taught through a variety of kind-friendly modalities, including breath, yoga, art and music. Yoga and guided breathing practices will be included in every class. Children will be encouraged to explore their emotions and how to “respond vs. react” to difficult emotions. Children are encouraged to bring a yoga mat. To register, click on the desired session below.
Youth Yoga and Mindfulness Sessions
Session 1: January 22 – February 19
Session 2: March 5 – April 9
Session 3: April 23 – May 21