When the whole family is involved in physical activities together, children learn that being active is fun and makes you feel good. And busy parents can combine family time with exercise time.
Try these tips for getting everyone in the family up and moving together:
When family schedules get really busy, going for a walk may be the easiest thing you can do together.
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineThomas M. Bailey, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerHeather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise ScienceElizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofDecember 7, 2017
Current as of: December 7, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science & Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
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