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STUDY: When Moms Exercise, so do Kids
Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on April 02, 2014 @ 2:23PM
Created on April 02, 2014 @ 8:59AM

Want to keep your little ones active? A new study suggests that all you moms out there may be the key.

That's right! According to a recent study, Preschool children with more active moms appear more likely to be active themselves. The latest research says parents seem to affect their kids' physical activities in three ways. First by acting as role models, then by helping kids be active, and by being active with them. Local doctors say that just by encouraging your kids to get up, and on the move with you, you are setting them up for a healthy lifestyle in the future!

"Its just so important to start early. If the kids grow up in a household where they're exercising and that's just part of their daily routine, then they carry that with them as an adult. Then from there they can make healthy choices, and live healthy life styles, and the less likely they are to have problems with their weight, or their sugar, and their overall health as well. said Dr. Mary Ann Kroll, Pediatrician at Pediatric Partners. 

Local experts say that exercise is especially crucial for a young child's overall health and development. So go get up and on the move!


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