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Keeping Kids Active When it's Cold Outside

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: While participation in physical activity declines dramatically in the winter months, we share some great ways to keep the whole family active.
Air Date: 1/8/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Tiffany A. Esmat, PhD
Esmat PictureDr. Tiffany A. Esmat earned her Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Kent State University. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Health Fitness Specialist, Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer and with the American Red Cross as an instructor in CPR/AED and First Aid.  She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management at Kennesaw State University.  Her current line of research involves the examination of the relationship between fitness and cognition.

    Keeping Kids Active When it's Cold Outside
    While participation in physical activity declines dramatically in the winter, it's important that physical activity be a regular part of family life.

    It is a great way to get together as a family and do something positive and healthy for the whole family. 

    Listen for great ways to help your kids active during the long winter months.  A pedometer senses your body motion and counts your footsteps. This count is converted into distance by knowing the length of your usual stride. Wearing a pedometer and recording your daily steps and distance is a great motivating tool