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Seven Ways To Get Your Child Physically Active

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by , 10-15-2008 at 11:18 AM (1421 Views)
  1. Be a role model. Build physical activity into your day. When your children see you exercising, they will become active. If you are a beginner at working out, take your time and let your children know that people are never too old to change their habits or learn to have fun exercising.
  2. Support your child's choices of physical activities. Yes, it's important that they are safe, but safety comes on how to make the activity more safe. . Encourage you child to dance, skateboard, participate in yoga, and/ or join a hiking club It's important to emphasize that it?s not what they do, but that they do something to stay physically active on a regular basis.
  3. Help them make time to plan for exercise. Many children have too many responsibilities and commitments beyond school. Put together a program that works with their schedule, such as gym memberships with flexible hours, join a school intramural sport or a community base exercise program.

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Updated 10-15-2008 at 12:43 PM by Schlottke