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Health Tip: Keep Kids Active During Summer Break

Health Tip: Keep Kids Active During Summer Break

06/04/13

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

The American Council on Exercise suggests 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.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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