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You feel trapped in the house.  Escape.  Be a role model for impressionable youth.  Encourage your child to participate in physical activity as soon and as often as possible.  Have them play and work alongside you - it will instill good work and sweat ethic.  Squeeze in some crunches and stretching while they are sprawled out on the floor or napping. 

 

So many strategies - it's like child's play!

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Play/Work with your children.  Take them on a hike, bike ride.  Play sports with them - their energy level is endless!  Employ your children - rake leaves, plant a garden, sweep out the garage together.  The family that sweats together....sticks together!

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ASP - Alternate Spousal Parenting.  One of you take off for 30 minutes while the other watches the kids and start food preparation.  Switch off when your partner returns.  Upon return - dinner will be served.  

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Hire a local baby sitter or make use of the kid's play at the local fitness center.  Better yet drop them off at a neighbors or relatives - but be prepared to have to reciprocate someday.

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Jog around the field while they are at little league or soccer practice.  You can keep one eye their performance and the other on potholes.

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Baby Jogger or bike seat.  You've seen it on TV - now you too can walk/jog/run with your baby in stroller, or in tow.  The extra weight or pushing may increase intensity and its a great role modeling experience.

 

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