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Raising Boys Without Sports

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Their legs get stronger and they manage their weight, and, funnily enough, my husband and I do as well. Kind of crazy, we also end up having family dinners together more as well, as we sort of plan the evening not around computers and games and movies, but healthy dinner time and then a good long walk. Our walks have now taken us to two gorgeous local marinas, the beach, along wonderful local trails, and down to the center of town (that's a big one!)

Hopefully this will not only keep my boys healthy and active, but will also reinforce some form of lifelong exercise for them that doesn't have to involve shooting, passing or guarding.

Just put one foot in front of the other.

And eat oranges, not ice cream.

Aimee Boyle is a regular contributor to EmpowHER. She lives in CT with her family.

Edited by Alison Stanton

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