Physical Education with Imagination!
of the Triad
Servicing the Triad area. 

Stretch-n-Grow of Winston-Salem (and the Triad), North Carolina

Jennifer Hansel - Owner/Director
(336) 287-1193  |

Welcome to Stretch-n-Grow of the Triad!   This year marks our 26th year serving children, families, and child care centers! 

We are passionate about helping children learn about fitness and building the foundation for a lifetime of healthy habits!

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In today's modern world, the issue of inactivity in children has become a growing concern. With the increasing prevalence of technology and sedentary lifestyles, children spend more time engaging in screen-based activities and less time being physically active. This sedentary behavior poses significant risks to their overall health and well-being. Keep reading for three key strategies to promote an active lifestyle with children.

Balancing Technology and Physical Activity

One crucial step in addressing inactivity in children is to limit their screen time. Excessive screen use, whether it's watching TV, playing video games, or browsing the internet, can lead to a sedentary lifestyle. Set reasonable limits on screen time and encourage alternative activities that involve physical movement. Encourage children to engage in sports, dancing, swimming, or even simple activities like bike riding or playing catch. Children can develop healthy and active habits by balancing screen time and physical activity.

Promoting Outdoor Play

Outdoor play is essential for children's physical and mental development. It allows them to explore their surroundings, develop gross motor skills, and foster creativity. Encourage children to spend time in nature, whether it's through organized sports, playground activities, or simply exploring the outdoors. Plan family outings to parks, nature reserves, or hiking trails, providing opportunities for physical activity and a break from the sedentary indoor environment.

Role Modeling Active Lifestyles

Parents, educators, and caregivers play a vital role in addressing inactivity in children. Children are likelier to adopt active habits if their role models lead by example. Engage in physical activities together as a family, such as going for walks, playing sports, or participating in community events. Make physical activity a regular part of daily routines, and create a supportive and encouraging environment that promotes active lifestyles.

Ready to tackle inactivity in your children? Let's make physical activity fun and engaging for them! Discover age-appropriate activities with Stretch-n-Grow in Winston-Salem (and the Triad), NC. Reach out to us at (336) 287-1193 today! Together, let's get your children moving and set them on the path to a healthier and more active lifestyle.