Please join me in welcoming Aaron Zylstra, MD - aka Dr. Z - to the Raising Fit Kids Community! And a huge thank you to Dr. Tiongson for his great work here over the last year. The community and I will miss you.
Sports moms and dads, you're in luck! Dr. Zylstra is a self professed "sportsaholic", enjoying all sports with his family. He'll be the perfect expert to answer questions about keeping your kids fit through individual and team sports.
Dr. Z is a general pediatrician at Sanford Children's in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he teaches third and fourth year medical students and pediatric residents. Additionally, he serves as the Chief of Pediatrics at Sanford USD Medical Center.
I struggle with this as well. When the weather is warm, we go around the neighborhood on scooters or bikes. Now that it gets dark so early, I've been slacking and I know we all need to move more.
Last night, my 7 year old set up an "obstacle course" for her sister in the living room. At first, I was not on board. However, I realized 1) they were getting along and 2) they were being active!
They both placed different "obstacles" to run around, hop over or balance on after I shoved the furniture to the edge of the room. They were laughing and rearranging for over an hour while I got dinner ready.
This morning it looks like a tornado hit the living room but I think we found one fun indoor activity
I'm looking forward to more suggestions - who is next?
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