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Want to Keep Your Kids Moving? 5 Fun Ways To Get Them Active

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- Prevent or maintain control over type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and other chronic conditions

- Stay at a healthy weight

Start off slowly with your kids and build up. Change routes to make things interesting. These times are also great times to keep the lines of communication open with your children. The whole family will be strengthened by the kind of mental and physical benefits that brisk walking can bring.

3) Turn Your Children into Water Babies

All children should be able to swim. It’s a basic life skill that every child should know. Involve them in lessons and show them the pleasure of being in water. Encourage them to join a swim team.

There are other active ways to enjoy water, too, like rowing or sailing. These are sports that can give them a good workout. There’s no place for phones and videogames in water, and they will enjoy being with children their own age.

)4 School Sports

School is back in for many, and coming soon for everyone else! While their academic studies are top priorities, sports and physical activity are also important. There are so many sports to choose from in school, from tennis to lacrosse, football, basketball, soccer, gymnastics, cheer leading, swim team, running, and the list goes on.

Have your child pick one interest. Even if he or she claims no desire to take part in any kind of sport, tell them they have to give one a try, for at least one semester. They may surprise themselves and love it.

These school sports are generally practised or played several times a week, giving your children consistent exercise and encouraging character-building by being in a team sport. It’ll also help them make friends and have fond memories to look back on.

5) Use the Technology You’re Trying to Keep Your Kids From!

So our children’s incessant use of technology is one of the reasons for their inactivity. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!

Kids love anything new and connected to the tech world. Giving all the kids pedometers will help them to know how active they are being and to get in their 10,000 steps every day.

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