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Do You Exercise?

Do you like to exercise? Going outside to play isn’t just fun, it’s good for you! Running, jumping and climbing all help your bones and muscles grow stronger. Some adults don’t have the time to play as much as they’d like, so when they do move around they have to focus on it. They call that exercise. It’s more fun than you might think!

Here are some great ways to get exercise:

Jog with your dog. If Fido is obedient enough to stop when you do, it’s a great idea not just to walk him, but to jog with him! Dogs love to run, but like adults they don’t get to do it as often as they’d like. He’ll be very pleased with you!

Help your parents move things around the house. Picking heavy things up and putting them back down is a classic way to put your muscles to use. When you’re older, you might use weights designed just to be lifted. Until then, offer to help your parents with any rearranging projects they have in mind.

Go for a swim. Have you ever raced your friends across the pool? If so, you know how much fun it is! If you start now, you can keep swimming for your whole life. It’s one of the most effective forms of exercise, and you can do it even into your old age.

Stretch. Can you touch your toes? Can you reach down with one hand, up with the other and clasp your hands behind your back? Stretching keeps your muscles flexible so that you don’t accidentally hurt them. Besides that, it always feels really good.

Get some exercise today!


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