Don’t Let Cold Weather Stop Your Kids From Getting Enough Exercise

. November 6, 2015.
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Cold weather often stops children from getting the exercise they need for optimum health. Encourage your child to play outdoors, even when the weather turns chilly. Bundle up. Do family activities such as ice skating and sledding. If you can’t get outside, dancing, bowling, visiting an indoor pool, watching an exercise video, or even walking around the mall are great ways to exercise. For more ideas, visit Mercy’s Kohl’s Kids in Action Website at www.mercyweb.org/childrens_kohls_kids.aspx.

Kohl's commitment to Mercy Children’s Hospital is made possible through the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys, where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more than $274 million through this merchandise program. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.

About Mercy

Mercy is a member of Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners), the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest non-profit systems in the country. Locally, Mercy is based in Toledo, Ohio and serves 20-counties in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Mercy provides comprehensive primary and critical care services to residents as well as a robust physician group, Mercy Medical Partners, Life Flight critical air transport services and Mercy College of Ohio.

Mercy is proud to provide over $92 million in community benefit in 2014 which includes charity care and community health services. With more than 7,300 employees and 2,200 medical staff members, Mercy has been a part of the Northwest Ohio community it serves for 160 years.  

Please visit mercyweb.org for additional information and connect with Mercy on Facebook and Twitter @mercynwohio