A simple tool in the fight against childhood obesity:
Fun and interactive pedometers designed for kids!
In the world of Webkinz and sedentary lifestyles, how do we get our kids moving? One solution is a cool new product called GeoPalz.
It is a pedometer tucked into a fun clip-on character with prizes available online. I asked the experts (my daughters) to test them out.
How it looks:
Characters range from cute to trendy and appeal to both boys and girls.
“It looks cool. Everybody wanted to know where I got it!” “It wasn’t embarrassing at all to wear it.”
How it works:
Kids log their steps onto a secure website and earn prizes for the steps they take.
“It makes me want to walk more.” “We check with each other and the other kids to see who has more steps.”
I often see the girls walking in place to keep their steps building up.
Parents get a weekly email with step totals and are able to monitor their child’s progress.
All in all – a great (and inexpensive) tool to get kids moving!
Eliz Greene works busy people to improve heart health, so they can work well, feel better, and stress less.
She is a heart attack survivor and the author of the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart as well as 3 other books on wellness. She writes one of the top 50 health and wellness blogs and is a sought-after wellness & stress management speaker.
If you are planning a women’s wellness program, workplace wellness program or programs for healthcare professionals check out EmbraceYourHeart.com to see if Eliz would be a good fit with your organization.
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