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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To Thy Child's Self Be True

The key to motivating kids to move is to “Know your child,” says Dr. Kennedy -- and not just their talents, but what they are drawn to. “If you have an artsy kid, encourage that, but let your child know that physical activity needs to be a part of every day,” says Ms. Sprogis. “It will give them more energy to put into their art.” If kids are physically active, it improves every other area of their lives -- including academic achievement, says Dr. Kennedy.

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