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How To Help Your Child Become Physically Active: 7 Successful Steps

Are you concerned that your child your child is not getting enough physical activity? This article will provide you with seven ways to help your child become physically fit.

  1. Be a role model. Build physical activity into your day. When your children see you exercising, they will become active. If you are a beginner at working out, take your time and let your children know that people are never too old to change their habits or learn to have fun exercising.
  2. Support your child’s choices of  physical activities.  Yes, it’s important that they are safe, but safety comes on how to make the activity more safe. . Encourage you child to dance, skateboard, participate in yoga, and/ or join a hiking club It’s important to emphasize that it’s not what they do, but that they do something to stay physically active on a regular basis.
  3. Help them make time to plan for exercise. Many children have too many responsibilities and commitments beyond school.  Put together a program that works with their schedule, such as gym memberships with flexible hours, join a school intramural sport or a community base exercise program.
  4. Team with other families in your neighborhood and encourage their kids to et involved. Provide transportation.  Organizing activities and carpooling.
  5. Help them have the right materials and exercise gear once they commit to the activity .
  6. Create family activities: Family walks under the stars, family hiking trips or group scuba diving lessons.
  7. Remember, children are most encouraged and motivated when activities are fun!

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