Home > Parenting > Child > Body Updated 06 February 2014 Get your kids moving Contrary to popular belief, children aren't naturally and spontaneously active – at least not in the 21st century. Here's what you can do to get your kids moving again. 0 iStock ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' Think of your children. Are they climbing trees or playing video games? Contrary to popular belief, children aren't naturally and spontaneously active – at least not in the 21st century. Here's what you can do to get your kids moving again.Take action:Make a point of doing fun things with them: go on family hikes or bike rides; encourage your kids to participate in fun sports, like dancing or gymnastics; make a point of walking with them more often, e.g. walk to nearby friends' homes or to a park close to your home; put on some music and dance; don't just take the car to the "wash-and-go" – ask your kids to help you wash it; throw a frisbee, fly a kite, play hide-and-seek or kick a ball around in the garden.Visit our Healthy Habits CentreWIN! Complete our Healthy Habits Survey and stand a chance to win R5000. More in Parenting More kids and teens heading to ER with headaches More: ChildBody advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.