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MAKE EXERCISE
A FAMILY PRIORITY
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It may seem an insurmountable task to get
your family into the healthy habit of regular
exercise
.
Yet, with the disturbing recent
obesity trends, it
'
s an extremely important
habit to adopt
.
With a little planning you
can fnd ways to incorporate workouts into
the time you spend with your children
.
A Mom
'
s daily calendar is almost always
overscheduled
.
Each day usually starts
early and ends late
.
It may include lots of
running in circles
(
at least it can feel that
way
).
But, probably is lacking any real
physical activity
.
With children returning
to school, the schedule gets even tighter
due to school requirements and events
.
It may seem an insurmountable task to get
your family into the healthy habit of regular
exercise
.
Yet, with the disturbing recent
obesity trends, it
'
s an extremely important
habit to adopt
.
Studies have indicated that
children are 40% less active than they were
just 30 years ago
.
Tis has negative efects
for kids in physical, psychological, and
social areas
.
So, being an active family needs to
become a priority
.
Fortunately, it
'
s
actually easier than you may think
.
With
a little planning you can fnd ways to
incorporate workouts into the time you
spend with your children
.
Regardless of
your children
'
s age, there
'
s a way to fnd
time to workout
(
ofen even with your
kids
)!
Here are some tips organized by
age, which will add to your family time
together and help to keep the whole
family active
.