Encourage Kids to Exercise

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My parents offered a weekly night at the local YMCA where we swam together as a family.

They took us to forests for long walks after church on Sundays.

My mom played tennis and my dad biked to and from work.

They modelled a healthy life and it became part of my sinew to exercise. I didn’t flinch at the 30-minute walk to school. My three older brothers also maintained healthy lifestyles. I believe that my parents’ behaviour set the example for us.

Kids are influenced more by what we as parents do than what we say.

If we want our children to be active and exercise regularly, we need to lead by example.

What are you doing with your kids to encourage them to exercise?

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