LISTEN: Healthy Futures: Physical Activity And Children’s Health

Theater exercises at Perseverance Theatre in Douglas in 2018. (Photo by Jacob Resneck/KTOO)

One of the biggest challenges we have as humans is breaking the unhealthy habits we develop as children. Early childhood is the time when we develop our likes and dislikes and the practices we will carry with us into adulthood. While there are many positive habits of mind and ways of viewing the world that benefit children as they enter adulthood, perhaps the biggest gift we can give kids is self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence.

An important part of helping kids develop these critical attitudes of mind is helping them develop the habit of engaging in daily physical activity. On this episode of Line One, Harlow Robbinson, Executive Director of Healthy Future Alaska, joins us to talk about the benefits of regular physical activity on children’s physical, emotional, and mental health.

HOST: Prentiss Pemberton

Guest: Harlow Robbinson, Executive Director, Healthy Futures of Alaska

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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, January, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT

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