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Posted by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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       Work Up a Sweat

Today's parents can't hear it enough: Obesity is a major problem among children and adults. In fact, one-third of adults (that's 17 million people!) in the United States are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The childhood obesity epidemic has also gone through the roof, with more than 17 percent of kids in falling in the obese weight range. Fight this trend as a family by engaging in regular physical activity. No one's saying you have to purchase a bunch of leotards and muscle tees or set up a weight room in your basement. Simply take a few hours each week to have high-energy dance parties in your living room, walk or bike around the neighborhood, or hold relay races in your front yard.

Ambitious athletes can even work up to a goal, like training for parent/child triathlons together. It doesn't matter how you stay active -- just find something everyone is capable of doing, and enjoy it together. Doing so will improve everyone's quality of life, establish lifelong healthy habits and bring your family closer together.

by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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MichelleK41
by Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:36 PM

The dance parties are always fun with your kiddos. =)

GypsiSky
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:04 PM

We love to take family hikes, play soccer in the park or volleyball in our yard.

SassyWildflower
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 8:30 PM
We dance together wih the wii kinect and we do lots of walking in the woods as well as playing at parks as a family.
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momofsixangels
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 9:53 PM

My dd Hannah and I bike a lot

MamaMandee
by Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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We did with the Wii tonight :)

Quoting SassyWildflower:

We dance together wih the wii kinect and we do lots of walking in the woods as well as playing at parks as a family.
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Bob192
by Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 11:36 PM

We love to camp and hike!

alliesmom112
by Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Great idea. DD and I love to do Just Dance for Kids and Just Dance 4

slw123
by Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Our Y has zumba for kids, so I take them for that.  Plus they play sports.

ceciliam
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:34 AM

We love to be active. In the Winter, we do alot of Kinect, Yoga and mini-trampoline. In the warmer weather, we hike, work-out at the park, swim and play basketball.

RobynS
by Mama2CamKat on Jan. 28, 2013 at 12:48 PM

We love to dance!! DD is getting really good at the twist! :)

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