The following post is on behalf of the Water Quality & Health Council. Data was provided, however opinions expressed at that of my own. Although this was not compensated, I was provided additional pool test strips.
School is being let out as we speak, and it is important to make sure our children continue to keep moving and exercising versus vegging out in front of electronic devices all summer.
Thanks to the Water Quality & Health Council, and their 2013 Healthy Pools campaign I have been provided tips to share on how to keep our kids active during these warm months.
Tips for Keeping Kids Active During The Summer
- Host a family meeting to discuss the appropriate balance of hours on electronic devices and hours spent exercising outside.
- Discuss the health benefits of being physically active and work with your children to set goals for themselves.
- Build family time into the schedule that involves face-to-face social interaction without electronic devices.
- Locate the municipal or public pool in your area.
- Make sure children learn to swim, and are supervised and swimming in a properly maintained pool.
In addition to the tips, the Water Quality & Health Council is giving away free swimming pool test kits! This will help make sure that kids are keeping active and swimming in a healthy environment.
Simply visit here, Free Pool Test Kit from the Water Quality & Health Council and you will receive a free swimming pool test kit to measure the chlorine and proper pH of pool water (or a public pool’s water). You can then come back and add your information to their interactive map for the US. Available while supplies last and valid in the United States.
So where will you be using your strips, a public pool, or private? I hope you and your family enjoy the Summer!
Data in the form above is form a survey conducted of 1,000 adults with at least one child between the ages of 5 and 14 nationwide. The survey was conducted by telephone, including both landlines and cell phones, from May 2 through May 9, 2013 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. The margin for error on the national results is +/-3.2%.
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