Get Your Couch Potatoes Off the Couch!

Follow our expert advice to your kids to get moving (9 Photos)

Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital on Aug 29, 2011 at 2:41PM

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Get Your Couch Potatoes Off the Couch!

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Motivating Kids Isn't Easy

To shrink the growing problem of obesity, parents need to inspire kids to be more active. Of course, that’s easier said than done. “Kids have to ‘own’ the desire to move,” says Eileen Kennedy, PhD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Fit Youth Program. How to promote greater physical activity without nagging, monitoring, begging or lecturing? Focus on introducing the physical activities that will make your children love being active for the rest of their lives, advises Elizabeth Sprogis, MA, lead exercise physiologist for Fit Youth. Keep clicking for tips on how to get your couch potato off the couch.

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