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Include Your Entire Family

The busy pace of daily life can make it difficult for families to stay active. Parents work long hours and then drive children to lessons and activities. Then, there's homework to complete and dinner to prepare. Families are active, but it can be a challenge to stay physically active.

“A lot of times in the evenings we will go for walks in the neighborhood or we will take bike rides. But it's something we all have to do.” Becky Acuff, Parent, Edgewood, Ky.

It’s important for everyone to be involved and for parents to take the lead. Changing long-standing habits may seem hard at first, but soon your family will adopt new ones that no one wants to break. Learn more about healthy family habits.

“We know that parental activity levels and parental attitudes about physical activity are extremely important.” Dr. Aaron Beighle, Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

Action Tips for Your Home

  • Involve Everyone – Get active with your family. Families that get active together are more likely to stay active.
  • Walk the Talk – Be a role model for your kids. Engage in and reward physical activity in your home. Lead the effort to encourage more outdoor play and activity.
  • Get Informed – Learn more at letsmove.org about forming healthy family habits.