How to Help Your Child Become Interested in Exercise

importance of kids exercisingIt was warm out, the sun was low in the sky and the world couldn’t have looked any more beautiful.  I was riding my bike, listening to music and feeling like a million bucks.  It occurred to me that there are too many children missing out on this euphoria.  We all know how important exercise is for our physical and emotional wellbeing but I know that some parents are out there, wondering how to get their children interested in it.

Before my eldest daughter joined a gym that she absolutely loves and visits regularly (she started when she was 12 years old, which is the minimum age at most gyms), and before my youngest got into baseball and competitive dance, neither of my girls were very interested in regular exercise.   I had thought that their school gym program got their heart rates up regularly but was saddened to learn that that was not the case.

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