Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mom, Get off the Couch!

By: Christine Cox, The Choosy Mommy

There are some mornings that it is hard to get out of bed. I swear I just put my 2 year old to sleep an hour ago (but really it was like 9 hours ago) and now she is up and roaring to start the day. Milk in her hand, coffee in mine and we sit down so I can slowly wake up while she watches her favorite TV show.

Some days are harder than others to get motivated and move. Many moms can relate to this I am sure. We are tired! Being a mom is a full time job on top of whatever else you may do outside of the home. But for our children’s sake, we need to get off the couch and move! By being a healthy role model for our children, they can learn healthy habits from us that will last a lifetime. But where can a parent find the resources to help children move more and form healthy habits at an early age?

Not since Popeye has there been a health-hero for children. Research has demonstrated that children’s characters are profoundly influential. Choosy Kids can help promote healthy habits in your family that will stick with everyone for years to come. When used consistently, health messages paired with the image of Choosy can become familiar and favored.

Healthy habits can include simple things like teaching our children how to brush their teeth and wash their hands properly. Health also coincides with nutrition and Choosy Kids focuses on reducing the number of obese children in our country. It is an epidemic that needs to change sooner rather than later. To do this, children need to move! Movement is another Choosy theme. Through Choosy Kids’ music and DVDs, children can learn about their bodies, how to move them and how to be healthy all while having fun!
Now mom, I know what you are thinking. “Great, another annoying kid’s song to get stuck in my head.” WRONG! Choosy Kids music is fantastic. I bet you’ll even be bobbing your head while listening and dancing along with the directional movements!

I know that I will do what it takes to teach my children healthy habits while they are at home because once they go to school, they will learn to explore other choices that weren’t available at home (vending machines!!!) So let’s all be Choosy Moms, healthy role models, and active play partners to promote healthy habits in our families.

About the Author: Christine Cox is the blog master and The Choosy Mommy for Choosy Kids. She has always had a passion for writing and is honored to contribute her work to this blog. Most of her writing inspiration comes from her daughter, Capri, who is fun-loving and full of energy, and newborn son Cam. Click here to learn more about Christine.

21 comments :

  1. This looks really fun and a good alternative to other more mindless TV viewing. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome! We do have one of the Choosy DVDs and it is really nice!

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  2. My daughter is pretty well behaved and has excellent habits but everyone keeps telling me just wait until she's in school because she will come home a totally different kid -_- the sad thing is I know they are right because it happened to me lol...

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    1. We are in the opposite situation here. I am hoping when my daughter goes to school that she comes home calmer, has learned how to share and has an indoor voice :)

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  3. This is great, thank you! Whoever says they don't have mornings like this is lying! Sometimes getting through the day can be a struggle, but you're right, being active is so important! The obesity epidemic is very sad.

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    1. As I sit here in our usual spot on the couch I dread having to get moving but it is going to be a nice day outside so we will go play. I know I get the exercise too so kill 2 birds with 1 stone - right?

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  4. "Just a little on the middle of my brush!" haha...such a cute song and it does have a nice beat!

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    1. I am glad you like it. Was it stuck in your head all day?

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  5. Developing good hygiene is a habit that it is never too early to start on.

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    1. Agree 100%! Although right now we are in the "I am too busy to brush my teeth" phase. Sigh....

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  6. Very cute video and song. I love how the kids are trying to be little rappers.

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    1. Aren't they just so cute! Also shows they copy actions of people too!

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  7. Really cute video and great easy song to learn. I also like the "little on the middle of my brush" line.

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    1. It is one of my favorite Choosy Kids songs!

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  8. I love those morning cartoon lazy moments too. But my goal this morning was to do some Zumba with the kids after breakfast. . . so hopefully I can follow through!

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  9. I agree that my kids learn more when it's in a song or associated with a character. I don't even know who's who in the music industry. But I don't mind rocking out with my kids to a few of our favorite kiddie tunes!

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  10. This is great anything to get us up off our rears!! Lets get Moving!!

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  11. This is a great idea! www.littlemissfangirly.blogspot.com

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  12. So so so important. And now I totally have that song stuck in my head.

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  13. What a great idea! Need to pass this along to my friends who have kids.

    xo katie // a touch of teal

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  14. I am showing this to my son and his wife. They have a little one in the house.

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