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Tips on Keeping Kids Active this Winter

Contact: Kate Yerxa, (207) 581-3109

ORONO — As the new year arrives, many parents resolve to encourage their children be more active indoors and out, in spite of the colder, shorter days of winter.

Even though it’s often a major challenge to keep children engaged in physical activity, exercise keeps kids’ minds sharp and ready to learn, reduces stress, keeps kids healthy, and builds healthy lifestyle habits for the future, according to Kate Yerxa, University of Maine Cooperative Extension statewide educator for nutrition and physical activity.

Yerxa offers several suggestions for keeping kids motivated and moving this winter:

Yerxa can be reached on the Orono campus at (207) 581-3109 for more information and ideas.


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