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What activities can I do with my children to encourage a healthy lifestyle?

Parents should agree what type of lifestyle goals they want to instill in their family while prioritizing their own health needs. Raising healthy kids requires a well-planned strategy to which everyone commits. There are several ways to include everyone in healthy activities on a regular basis—take the dog for a walk after dinner, ride your bikes together (with helmets, of course) or just play catch in the yard. Another option for spending time together, while instilling the values of healthy nutrition, is to start a backyard garden. This will not only be fun for everyone, but will ensure easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

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