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Healthy choices, active kids

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It’s a perfect time of year to start healthy habits outdoors! According to assistant professor and Extension faculty Kathy Gunter, the simple act of taking a walk after dinner as a family may help children learn the value of physical activity.

Children are more likely to be active if they think it’s fun and if their family values activity. Start a routine 10-15 minute walk in the morning or after dinner. Better yet, add 15 minutes of free-form dancing around the living room to your kids’ favorite band. You’ll be supporting healthy choices AND having family time away from the TV!

Kathy shares tips for physical activity on her website http://extension.oregonstate.edu/physicalactivity/