Make Time To Exercise

When you consider all of the things that parents are expected to do with children, what comes to mind? For many moms, reading to a child can be the most essential part of a daily routine. For others, it could be singing songs, reciting the alphabet, or sharing hundreds of hugs and kisses with the little one. Although I read to my daughter, sing songs, and smother her with lots of love, there is one big thing that I absolutely have to include in our daily routine. It's one thing that all parents should make time to do, at least on a weekly basis. Any guesses? I'm talking about exercise. Dancing, jumping, running, playing - whatever form of exercise that you choose, you can be sure that by introducing children to the joys of being physically active at a young age, you will inspire a lifetime of healthy fitness habits.

Do you have any creative and fun ways to stay active with your child that you would like to share? My daughter and I dance ballet and hip-hop, follow Jillian Michael's 30-Day Shred DVD, and go for long walks. How do you sneak exercise into daily activities? Please feel free to discuss! :)