There are many benefits of regular physical activity; however, people often have many excuses for not being more physically active. The following is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics encouraging families to consider all the benefits of being physically active and how to overcome some obstacles. Each family member can take a step toward becoming more physically active by filling out the physical activity plan.

Being physically active is one way you can

The following are suggestions on how to overcome 4 common barriers to physical activity.

Each member can use the following questions to help create a personal physical activity plan. Parents can help their children fill out the questions. Parents also should remember that they can be powerful role models and can shape their children's perception of physical activity and exercise.

1. What are the main benefits I want from being physically active?

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2. What are...

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