August 05, 2013

GameTime Celebrates National Exercise with Your Child Week

GameTime, a leading manufacturer of commercial playground and outdoor fitness equipment, is helping parents celebrate the 4th Annual National Exercise with Your Child Week.

According to the CDC, children in America spend as much as eight hours a day in front of screens (phones, televisions, computers, etc.) and more than 1/3 of children are overweight or obese. Intended to promote healthy habits in children, and to establish parents as role models for good health and fitness, National Exercise with Your Child Week is an effective component of the national fight against childhood obesity. This grass roots initiative began in 2010 and has since gained popularity and national attention. Cities large and small across the country host fitness events like 5k races, exercise classes in the park and other fun ways for parents to exercise with their children.

Initiatives like National Exercise with Your Child Week align perfectly with GameTime's mission to "enrich childhood through play." Products and programs like our FitKid play systems and PlayOn! fitness curriculum set the standard in the playground industry for integrating standards-based physical education on the playground. During the week of August 5th, GameTime will be sharing ideas for parents to incorporate activities that promote movement and dynamic play on our website and on our Facebook, Twitter and Flickr pages. These ideas will include games and activities children can play on and off the playground, as well as information from leading play scholars and exercise physiologists to help families lead a healthy life together.

About GameTime: GameTime is a leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment. Headquartered in Fort Payne, Alabama, and with distribution around the world, GameTime has been dedicated to enriching childhood through play since its founding in 1929.

Our products combine play research with thoughtful design to create playgrounds for children of all abilities. We bring together the right corporate, civic and nonprofit partners to build healthy, active communities and to make the world a better place for children and families.

Twitter: @gametimeplay