Happy Father’s Day from Live Well Omaha Kids

June 15th, 2016 by Live Well Omaha Kids

Live Well Omaha Kids would like to wish all dads, and those who have stepped in serve in this capacity, a Happy Father’s Day!

The involvement of a father or a positive male role model has profound effects on children. Father-child interaction promotes a child’s physical well-being and competency for relating with others. These children also demonstrate greater ability to take initiative and evidence self-control. This can make a huge difference in the ways kids move and play.

What fatherly advice about staying active resonates the most with you? These words of wisdom encourage kids to make healthy choices. Share with us on Facebook and Twitter using #lwokids and #fathersday

Live Well Omaha Kids staffers share their top fatherly advice on being active: 

Sheena_fathersdaySheena: “My grandfather – we call him Boompa – encouraged us to take part in activities that promoted both quality time and movement. When I would visit, we went on neighborhood walks, played catch in the front yard, and used the branches of a giant Weeping Willow as a swing. My favorite activity of ours was when we would walk and bike the Bellevue Loop Trail off Haworth Park. Parts of the trail are higher off the ground (to avoid flooding) and seemed so thrilling to bike along as a kid!”


BabyMads_DadMadandMur(4)Madison: “I feel pretty lucky to have a dad and a step-dad in my life. Both have taught me so much about living an active life. My dad always supported and encouraged me in all my sporting endeavors and gave so much advice from his experiences playing college football. My step-dad taught me how to play golf, a lifetime sport we still play together today! I’m almost positive my passion for active living came from them. Love you, guys!”

18647_304851978166_88555_nCourtney: “Growing up, a lot of my childhood was spent outdoors being active. I grew up on an acreage 15 miles from town with plenty of chores and things to explore to keep us from sitting in front of the TV — but my Dad played a huge role in that. Whether it was taking us camping on the weekends, building us a baseball diamond in the yard, trudging through the snow to send us sledding down the Vermillion Hills, or walking from one end of a field to the other to stir up the deer during hunting season — my Dad always kept us moving and I’m luckily to have such an amazing man to look up to.”

img684Sarah: “My Dad is a great role model for being active. As kids, we camped, fished, hiked and even practiced high jumping in our backyard on a bar set that he made for us. I have great memories of going with him to the YMCA and being able to sign up for any of the sports or activities that interested us. I also attribute my love of running to my Dad. In elementary school, he brought me to the gym and encouraged me to run with him. He would time my final laps and encourage me to run as fast as I could. I loved that challenge and have gone on to run many half marathons and one marathon. Still today, my Dad swims a mile several times per week.”

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