Gifts to Help Families Be Active

What gift do most kids have on their wish list for the holidays or an upcoming birthday? Probably some type of technology - from smartphones to tablets, to the latest video game. Before purchasing a that gift promotes more time in front of a screen, consider some options that can help kids and families stay active throughout the year.

Why should we be concerned about children spending too much time in front of a screen? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), overuse of digital media and screens may place children and teens at increased risk of obesity and sleep problems as well as negatively affect their performance at school. Here are the latest recommendations on media use from the AAP: