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Health Tip: Keep Kids Active During Summer Break

(HealthDay News) -- Don't let kids waste summer break parked in front of the TV. Instead, get them to exercise.

The American Council on Exercise suggests these fun summer activities:

  • Encourage kids to play sports such as soccer, basketball, skateboarding or surfing.

  • Sign your child up for a martial arts class to build strength, coordination and mental stamina.

  • Let your kids splash and swim all summer long in a pool or at the beach. Sign them up for swim lessons if necessary.

  • At the park or in the backyard, set up an obstacle course packed with different challenges.

  • Turn up the music and get your kids dancing.