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Get Set Go!


Encourage an active lifestyle for your children



September 2013

Excessive weight is a problem careening out of control in Indiana. Today children are more sedentary than ever. TV, video games, computer use and mindless eating are contributing to overweight children. Hours of sedentary activity add up quickly. However, with a little thoughtful planning, it doesn't have to be difficult for your child to be physically active.

Benefits of physical activity
  • Builds stronger bones, muscles, lungs, heart
  • Better sleep, mood, attention
  • Increases self-confidence, self-esteem
  • Increases ability to handle physical, emotional challenges
  • Reduces incidence of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, breathing problems—to name a few

Be a role model

Even if you don't exercise as much as you'd like, you can still be a good role model for your children.


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