Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Kids and Exercise

Wondering how to get your kids to ditch their couch potato tendencies? Research shows that parents’ habits influence their kids. So the best way to get them some exercise and fresh air is by getting some yourself.
 Plan active vacations (or "staycations") with the family by going on walking or biking tours; visiting parks and playgrounds; planning day trips to botanical gardens, zoos or other walking-intensive places of interest; or even playing games of tag or flag football in the yard. Instead of lounging by the pool, see who can swim the fastest lap. Turning physical activity into a game keeps kids interested and makes it feel less like exercise.

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