6. Model an active lifestyle for your kids.
Our kids, even our two-year old, know that we exercise regularly. When we walk out the door in our exercise gear, or come back in the house afterward, as our todler is waking up, he asks, “were you running?” They may not think too much of it now, but kids typically do what they see their parents do.
Ask any wife why she prepares the Thanksgiving turkey or ham the way she does. You’ll probably get, “that’s the way momma did it.” 🙂 Maybe somebody will ask our kids why they exercise so often and they’ll say, “that’s what mommy and daddy did.” 🙂