Get ‘Em Moving!
Radio Hostess: Renee Swope
Contributing Writer: Jill Tracey

I just read the greatest idea for getting kids to exercise! Hi, I’m Renee Swope for Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Flipping through the pages of Family Fun magazine, I noticed a story by a mom from Wisconsin. When her kids asked her to take them to a big theme park about an hour from their home, she said, “Absolutely, let’s walk there!”

Now, she didn’t really expect her family to walk 60 miles to the park, but she did want them to log the distance a little at a time. Every time her kids walked, ran, or rode their bikes for one mile, they would add it to the tally. When they reached 60, they packed up their minivan and headed for the roller coasters!

I think that’s genius. I wonder if there’s something my kids wanna do that could be an incentive to get them moving. Maybe I can even help them reach their destination. This could be great for all of us!

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This script was written by Jill Tracey, radio consultant for Proverbs 31 Ministries. Catch Jill and her husband, Jeremy, each weekday on Doing Life with the Traceys from 3-7 pm (CT), on Or, follow Jill’s blogs at Doing Life with the Traceys and Tell Me It’s Not Too Late.

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