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Health Tip: Be a Healthier Family

All members should stay active

(HealthDay News) -- Living a healthy, busy and active lifestyle is important for children and adults alike. Establishing an active schedule can help everyone meet exercise goals.

The Letsmove.org website suggests:

  • Provide kids with toys that promote physical activity, such as jump ropes, balls and kites.
  • Encourage participation in sports and other exercise.
  • Avoid putting a TV in a child's room. When you do watch TV, make it a family rule that you don't sit still during commercials.
  • At least a few times a week during nice weather, plan a safe walk to and from school.
  • Go for a short walk after each meal.
  • Skip the elevator and take the stairs.
  • Schedule active family fun days at a park.
  • Set exercise goals for the family.


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