Parents Can Get Their Children Moving
To get your kid off the couch, you may need to do more than yell. Researchers who asked 83 families to up their exercise by 2,000 steps per day found that kids moved more when their parents did, too. A child took 942 more steps on average when his or her mother met her goal than when she didn't. When a father met his step-count goal, his child took 475 more steps than when the father exercised less.
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health, July 2012