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Keep kids active during summer break

(HealthDay News) -- Don't let kids waste summer break parked in front of the TV. Instead, get them to exercise.

Consider these fun summer activities:

  • Encourage kids to play sports such as soccer, basketball, skateboarding or surfing.
  • Sign your child up for a martial arts class to build strength, coordination and mental stamina.
  • Let your kids splash and swim all summer long in a pool or at the beach. Sign them up for swim lessons if necessary.
  • At the park or in the backyard, set up an obstacle course packed with different challenges.
  • Turn up the music and get your kids dancing.

Attribution: -- Diana Kohnle


American Council on Exercise

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First published: 06/04/2013
Last updated: 06/04/2013