8 Ways to Sneak in Exercise as a Family

We are a nation of watchers. We watch TV. We watch our phones. We watch video games. We watch our computers. While the conveniences of modern technology are great, they're making everyone from babies to adults move less. As a result, fine motor skills aren't being developed in kids, nor is the foundation of a strong heart, lungs, and muscles. In addition, it's also setting kids up for a sedentary lifestyle, which may lead to obesity as adults.

The key to getting 60 minutes of aerobic exercise every day is to make exercise fun for kids. Running in place on a treadmill or sitting on a stationary bike is unlikely to make your child excited for exercise. The key is to sneak in exercise as a family. It will prepare your kids for a lifetime of physical activity and will help you stay in shape as a bonus.

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