Parents: Tips for raising an active family

posted by Brent Brown on April 3, 2019 IIYH Healthy Parenting

In the U.S., the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s.

So how can you, as a parent, make sure your children beat the odds? The key is to be active with your family. Here are some tips to fit physical activity into a busy week — and make it fun.

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Source: U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (n.d.). Parent tips: B Be active and have fun. (Accessed December 2018): nhlbi.nih.gov.
1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Childhood Obesity Facts (Accessed December 2018):  cdc.gov.

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