The key to getting children to be healthy and active may start with mom and dad.
A study finds kids with parents who exercise are more likely to exercise themselves.
Even if parents start out with low levels of activity, if they increase the amount they exercise, it seems to influence their children as well.
Researchers have known for awhile that active parents tend to have active kids, but this study was the first to look at families who were less active, and increase their physical activity levels.
The study found when parents hit a goal to increase their steps by 2,000 a day, children took extra steps too. But if mom and dad did not hit the mark, children also fell short.
Researchers say a good way for families to get more active is to simply get outside and have fun together.
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