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When Mothers Get Moving, Children Are More Active, Too

National Public Radio – March 24, 2014
By Linda Poon

When Mothers Get Moving, Children Are More Active, Too Mothers of young children may feel like they don't have much time to exercise, but the more active the moms are, the more active the children. The activity level of young children is directly linked to that of their mothers, researchers in the United Kingdom say. But the problem is that mothers with young children aren't very active, says , a behavioral epidemiologist at the University of Cambridge and the study's lead author. When researchers used accelerometers to track the physical activity of 554 mothers and their 4-year-olds, the mothers on average spent only 19 minutes of their waking hours…
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