Strategies to Support Physical Activity When Caring for Young Children | CEC Quiz
Kristi M. King, PhD, CHES; Kimberly Hartson, PhD; and Lindsay Della, PhD |
ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®: November - December 2019 CEC Course #4: Strategies to support physical activity for parents and caregivers of young children
Available ACSM CECs: 2.0
How to support parents and caregivers whose young children are at high risk for physical inactivity due to the numerous barriers they face upon becoming a parent or taking care of a child.
This course includes an online article from ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® and a corresponding online quiz.
Overview of Strategies to support physical activity for parents and caregivers of young children
As health and fitness professionals working with parents and caregivers of young children, it is helpful to understand their needs and circumstances so that we may be more creative in helping them to achieve their PA goals. Parents and caregivers may find that they now need to be more creative to fit PA into their schedules, and that it may look differently than it has in the past.
- they may need to focus on coactivity and ways to be physically active at home.
- they may need to rearrange their morning and evening schedules so that PA can be accomplished while the children are sleeping.
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