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Monday, February 4, 2013

Families important for active kids

2-4-13: Two studies support the common-sense notion that how a family goes, so does the kids. I've long preached that if we want to get kids more active, it helps to have active parents and siblings. Well now here are two studies that support this idea.

(Note: both links below are to reviews of the articles, not the actual journal articles themselves.)

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013, 10:15 doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-15 Published: 3 February 2013

“Societal Values and Policies May Curtail Preschool Children’s Physical Activity in Child Care Centers,” will be published in the February 2012 Pediatrics and published online Jan. 4.

Bottomline: What mom and dad think and do has a huge impact on whether their kids are active or not! So if we want kids to be more active, we need to get the parents on board. ;-)

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