What are some ways we can help our daughters and granddaughters move toward healthier lifestyles?
Organize a dancercise class. Many girls today live more sedentary lives. Dancercise (moving to music free-style) will get them up and moving. These classes are less structured and are easy to organize. Walking together is also an effective means of exercise. Provide information on 10,000 steps and a pedometer as an added treat. Positively challenge your group to meet measured goals. Encourage each other.
Host a servant opportunity. Covenant with moms to participate in serving as Jesus serves, providing the girls with space to practice discipleship. Consider the age of the girls when choosing an opportunity. Contact a local food pantry or talk with your women’s group about quilting or making school and health kits. This activity is essential to raising balanced girls.
These and other tips are found in Women of the ELCA’s free online resource, Raising Up Healthy Women and Girls written by Valora K Starr.
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