“You” as the role model for physical activity

Family being active together
What is a role model? Someone you look up to, someone you want to model your life or actions after.  Many of us do not see ourselves as role models, especially in the area of physical activity.  With Hollywood actors and actresses portraying unrealistic images of attractiveness, and extreme sports being in the spotlight, it is hard to think about leading anyone, including yourself, to be fit. Fortunately, you do not have to spend hours at the gym to set a good example for others.  Taking the stairs instead of the elevator, going for a walk after dinner, or attending a dance class consistently relays the message that physical activity is not only fun, but a part of daily life.   Influence the ones you love today by getting (and staying) active!

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