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A 38-year-old member asked:

how can i help encourage my kids get more exercise?

1 doctor answer8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Exercise yourself.: A parent, hopefully, will provide unconditional love for their children as long as either is alive; they help guide, advise, teach, nurture, set limits on behavior and activity, don't spoil them or baby them (even when babies, think of them as little people). You are the model from which they will develop (either by imitating or doing the opposite). Exercise? Sport? Group their age & peer pressure.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Set a good example.
Sep 8, 2013

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How long should kids exercise?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
30 minutes daily: Being active as a child is essential for health, healthy growth, and to maintain good health as an adult. Daily activity is important to establish a routine that's easier to stay on - just help you child find an activity that he or she enjoys doing and encourage them to stay with it.
A 45-year-old member asked:

If I cannot leave my young kids alone, what can I do to exercise?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Exercise: Do it early in the morning when they are asleep. You can exercise at home without leaving the home (jumping rope, dvd aerobics, push up, lunges, squading, threadmill, stationary bikes, jumping jax, streching etc.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What outdoor games can help my kids get exercise?

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Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 15 years experience
You name it.: As long as they keep running, take your pick. Soccer, baseball, volleyball, football, basketball. Anything that is fun for them is a good choice. Is they love the activity, they'll stick with it. Find something that they'll love.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Why are kids not doing enough exercise during the summers?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Agree with Dr. Yoder: I would add, though, that many of our kids are not doing enough exercise during the other three seasons either! i tell my patients that they need some exercise daily, and that the only day they are allowed to not exercise at all is the day of their funeral (which, i add, i hope won't come for a hundred years or so).
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder commented
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
These kids look very healthy, heat or no heat. And I am proud to say I know three of them personally.
Jul 1, 2012
A 35-year-old member asked:

How do fast foods and lack of exercise affect the lives of our kids?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Very bad: It is in the newspapers every day.

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