Thursday, August 23, 2012

Daily Fitness Tip: Aug. 23

Practice what you preach.  What can we do to get kids more active?  Its our job to set a positive example through regular physical activity and healthy eating habits!

Research shows that children who see their parents participating and enjoying activity are SIX times more likely to be highly active than children who do not have parental support to be active.  So head outside and go far a walk together or find a fun dance workout video to do together at home.  Be sure to try this week's featured exercise (posted earlier today)!

Interested in more on this topic?  Here's the reference:
Cheryl A. Zecevic, Line Tremblay, Tanya Lovsin, and Lariviere Michel, “Parental Influence on Young Children's Physical Activity,” International Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 2010, Article ID 468526, 9 pages, 2010. doi:10.1155/2010/468526

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