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Fitness for Kids

Three easy ways to add exercise to your kid’s daily routine.

by Missy Chase Lapine and Larysa DiDio

January 11, 2010

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orried that your kids aren’t getting enough exercise? If you find it hard to find time for the recommended half-hour a day of active play, we’ve got a quick and easy solution: turn everyday situations into occasions for moving and shaking. In their new book, Sneaky Fitness, Missy Chase Lapine and Larysa Didio share lots of great ways to slip exercise in to humdrum activities like doing laundry or waiting for the school bus. The best part? Your kids will be having so much fun they won’t even know they’re burning calories! Andrea Zimmerman

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Sock Hop

Finish folding the laundry with your hopping helper.

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Just Bag It

Squeeze in some strength training while you shop for fruits and veggies together.

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Bus Stop Hop

Transform the dreaded (and freezing cold) bus stop wait into a secret cardio blast.

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Excerpted from the book Sneaky Fitness: Fun, Foolproof Ways to Slip Fitness into Your Child’s Everyday Life by Missy Chase Lapine and Larysa DiDio. Excerpted by arrangement with Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Copyright © 2009.

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