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Help your kids be active every day with fun activities.

Posted on Jan 18, 2010 by Maggie LaBarbera

Help the kids get active is a great healthy goal for kids and families.

Getting kids to be active is more than enrolling them in sports.  Sporting activities are great but sometimes the focus of sport is winning and losing and not necessarily the need to be active.

Kids need to be active every day for at least one hour.  In fact, that is what is really good for all of us.

The best way to help your kids love activity and develop daily exercise as a habit is to:

  • lead by example, be an active parent
  • find activities that they love so it is not "exercise" but fun
  • sports is good but discuss the role of sports in helping them be active every day
  • have some active fun as a family
  • let little ones play, the playground or park is a great way for kids to be creative and have fun being active
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