Saving money is a high priority for many parents now that the school year is beginning. The worst food inflation in nearly two decades is placing a strain on family budgets.
The supersizing of prices at the grocery store and at the gas pump is matched by the supersizing of our bodies and weight. In the United States, two-thirds of adults and one-third of children are overweight or obese—a condition that alarms medical experts. And like food prices, the numbers are rising.
Families are forced to trim their expenses back to the basics. But when it comes to getting good grades, keeping our offspring physically fit isn’t a luxury. Fitness and academic achievement go hand in hand.
Today’s assignment for parents is to promote health and fitness and stay within the family budget. I wrote about this topic in an article titled “3 Back-to-School Tips to Trim Your Budget While Splurging on Fitness” that appeared on Gabby Reece’s Web site on August 13, 2008. Go here for the full article.
Although you may need to trim your budget during these uncertain times, you can confidently splurge on your efforts to promote family fitness. The reward will be seeing good grades on your children’s report cards today and watching your children develop into healthy, active and productive adults tomorrow.
"He who will not economize will have to agonize." Confucius