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5 Simple Exercises You Can Do With Your Kids

There are a ton of great reasons why you should work out with your children. Perhaps most importantly, it reminds you that you can still feel comfortable after you've had kids. Secondly, it instills in your children the idea that exercise can be fun and rewarding. So grab your kids and get moving with these easy exercises.

1. Walking
Walking is especially great, because you have to do it anyway. With the nuyu™ Activity Tracker, you can see how many calories you've burned and how many steps you've taken. You can walk to the park with your children or visit a local trail.

2. Jogging
If you enjoy jogging or running, consider getting a jogging stroller. Your toddler will love zipping around the streets and you'll get an excellent cardio workout. Win-win!

3. Squats
Do you have a baby carrier that straps to the front of your torso? It's now a part of your workout routine. Buckle your baby in and do some squats. Your little one will enjoy the light bouncing sensation, and you'll get a powerful lower body workout.

Exercising can be a great bonding experience. Exercising can be a great bonding experience.

4. Leg lifts
Lay on your back and place your young one on top of your tummy. Hold his hands with yours to keep him from falling. With bent knees, lift your legs up and hold for 10 seconds. Relax, and then repeat 15 times.

5. Dance
Children love to sing and dance. Pop in one of their favorite sing along albums and have a dance party. It's good exercise for both of you! Singing along will also help little ones to expand their vocabularies. The same goes for a game of Simon Says. Hopping like a rabbit and jumping like a monkey are surprisingly good cardio workouts.

This article is for editorial purposes only. Always speak with your doctor before beginning a new exercise regimen.