Talking to kids about sensitive subjects is never easy. That's especially true when it comes to raising the issue of childhood obesity. But with an estimated 17 percent of all children in the United States classifeid as obese and another 17 percent as overweight, one thing is clear: childhood obesity is one subject that many families across the country just can't avoid talking about.
For most of us, it's often challenging to find ways to squeeze an exercise routine into our busy schedules. It's not that we don't know the importance of taking care of ourselves (and how good it feels once our blood starts circulating), but when faced with the demands of work, kid schedules, and other commitments, exercise sometimes takes a back seat.