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Study Shows Active Moms Make Children More Active, Too

Find out how being active or sedentary trickles down to your children! It's more than them seeing you move—they end up moving, too!

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Monkey See, Monkey Do

Mothers who run not only improve their own health, but the health of their children. In a study published in the journal Pediatrics, experts reveal that for every hour a mother is active, her young child is active for ten minutes. Conversely, for every hour a mother is sedentary, her child is inactive for 10.8 minutes.

It sounds like a small amount, but those minutes add up—and lead to lifelong habits.