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My 7 yr old wants to go running.....

Anonymous
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I run... is it okay to take my 7 yr old for a run with me? she wants to go, but I worry about her developing an eating disorder etc... is it too early?
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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SterlingHeart
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:12 PM

como?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:13 PM

It's fine if you're not doing long runs. Anything over a 1/2 mile and you're risking carrying her home. Just have water for each of you and if she gets tired then you'll need to carry her or have her walk.

You might have a little cross country runner if you encourage it. In a few years she could be on the track team in middle school.

christina0607
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Whats wrong with running? I don;t get why you would be concerned that you daughter wants to be active. 

Talienas
by Platinum Member on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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Web eating disorder? Guessing a typo lol

But seriously, should be fine. Probably wants to spend time and share a hobby :) Perfectly healthy at any age
almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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Of course not. My 7 yo runs at least 2 miles 5 days a week & has been doing that since she was 7. Her legs are awesome. We focus on talking about healthy bodies rather than skinny bodies.
1stpreggers
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:15 PM
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Since when does running equal a web eating disorder ? Is she allowed to participate in p.e. ?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:26 PM
there's been a lot of fat/skinny talk coming home from school lately which is why I worry .. :-/
Lindsay4Ambit
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:30 PM

She probably wants to just be mommy's shaddow. Take her like once a week or so, but dont stress it too much. Make it a fun play time for you two. If she's eating well and not wanting to go just because she feels she need exercise, it seems healthy. Go for it!

KristenFowles
by Ruby Member on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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 My 5 year old jogs beside me every day.. I only do a 3 mile fast walk (her jog pace) with her..

She loves it, and so do I.  She doesn't associate it with weight loss, she associates it with staying healthy.

           


        

Jade_Lufercus
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Why does running=eating disorder in your mind? I ran throughout middle school, it was an excellent way to alleviate stress. And I felt good about myself and my body.

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