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5 Tips for Helping Your Kids Develop Healthy Fitness Habits

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Just a few decades ago, kids played outside all day long. The only thing that stopped the game was the street lights coming on, indicating the sun was going down and mom was expecting them home. My, how the times have changed. Now the average child spends a startling 7 and a half hours in front of a screen each day. According to the Center for the Disease Control, a child should get 60 minutes of physical activity per day; only one in every 3 children actually meet that recommendation.

What in the world can we do to get our kids up and moving again? Experts say that the key for helping children develop active lifestyles is to make it enjoyable, not a chore. Here are a few tips for using fun activities to get your kids away from the TV and doing something healthy.

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