Letter from the Director.
It’s April in Austin. This is the time to be outside. In a few months it will blistering hot, but now, the weather is perfect.
Central Texas offers almost endless opportunities for outdoor activities for you and your children to do in nature. We have lakes, an amazing selection of public parks, and hike and bike trails. Zilker Park alone offers Barton Springs Pool , the Austin Nature & Science Center, the Zilker Botanical Gardens, and the Prehistoric Park – where you can find actual dinosaur footprints.
We often talk about the value of eating well in this space, but physical activity is as important as what we eat for building a healthy body. The key to building a child with a lifelong love for the outdoors is to introduce your child to the joys of being physically active in nature while she is young.
So get on a lake, dig a garden, find an outdoor kids or family yoga class or simply take a walk. If you do go outside please send us a picture – tell us what you’re doing to enjoy the beautiful weather we’re having and we’ll post your picture to HealthStart’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
Whatever you do, go get your hands dirty.
Robin Herskowitz, Founder
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