Family Fitness Across the Generations (cont.)
To keep strength training with kids fun and safe, follow these guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics:
Get Checked, Then Have Fun
Before anyone takes up a new workout -- no matter what their age -- it's a good idea to talk with a doctor first. That's especially true if they haven't been active for awhile.
After that, involving loved ones in your fitness plans not only leads to a fitter family, it also lets you demonstrate your commitment to good health. And that's strong medicine!
Published April 15, 2005.
SOURCES: Julie See, president, Aquatic Exercise Association. Mark Grevelding, continuing education provider, Aquatic Exercise Association. Brigitte Mesa, New Jersey. WebMD Feature: "Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids," by Jeanie Lerche Davis, published June 5, 2001. American Fitness Professionals and Associates. CDC.
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