Tag: Exercise

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  • Want your children to succeed in school? Let them play

    My family spent this past Sunday afternoon playing in the street. The best part? We didn't have to use the "game off!" and "game on!" codes to avoid cars. Instead, a main thoroughfare running through the heart of our city was transformed - all 22 blocks of it. As part of "Open Streets MPLS," the cars and busses normally crowding the street were replaced by strollers, bikes, wheelchairs,... 

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  • Ten Ways to Raise Healthy, Active Kids

    We know from research that active kids do better in school. Here are ten ways to get your kids moving:

    • Make sure your child plays and exercises every day. Encourage a variety of activities to build strength, endurance, flexibility and fun.
    • Give household chores that build muscles. Raking leaves is the... 
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  • Active Kids: Exercise Builds Strong Brains

    My son's school just cut recess again and I can't help but think that this isn't a good idea. He is a squirrely kid already - any thoughts on talking points for the school board?

    Judy, Montana

    Judy, School districts strapped for cash and facing pressure to increase test scores often try to preserve classroom instruction by making cuts to... 

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