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Jun 09, 2014
Health Tip of the Week
Many kids follow in their parents’ footsteps as they grow up. But as a new study shows when it comes to staying active, little ones follow their mother's lead.
Like father, like son. Like mother, like daughter. Many kids follow in their parents’ footsteps as they grow up. But as a new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows, when it comes to staying active, little ones follow their mother's lead.
The study, "Activity Levels in Mothers and their Preschool Children," examined the behaviors of more than 500 moms and their 4-year-olds. The study demonstrated that the activity levels of mothers and their children are directly related, and that more-active moms have more-active kids.
Now that the weather is warm and the sunny days are calling, it’s the perfect time to take your little one outside and get moving. Modeling active behavior can only have a positive result! Here are some tried-and-true summer activities you can enjoy together:
Contributed by: Patrick S. Pasquariello Jr., MD
Weekly Health Tips, Activities for Kids