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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.

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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.

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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.

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