Exercise for your children’s health

As parents, we understand that we have a great capacity to influence our children’s choices through ‘leading by example’. A recent study in the Journal of Sports, Science & Medicine has shown that parents’ exercise habits predicted engagement in sport by their adolescent children. Specifically, the involvement of daughter’s in sport was related to both parents exercise habits whereas the involvement of son’s in exercise was related only to the father’s exercise habits.

Beyond improving your own health and fitness, you can now add influencing the health of your children to your reasons for battling the alarm clock when it greets you in the morning and tells you to get up and go to the gym!

-Kristin Lewis

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