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May 25, 2024

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Fun Runs Keep Kids Healthy!

We don’t need the American Heart Association to tell us that childhood obesity is the number one health concern among parents in the U.S. – topping drug abuse and smoking. But Tennessee and other southern states have seen childhood obesity rates doubling and tripling in the past 30 years.

Try a Fun Run with your kids! Carol Goodrow, author of the book Kids Running: Have Fun, Get Faster & Go Farther (Breakaway Books; $10.95) encourages parents to get their children excited about running. “Running is natural for children. It allows them to set and reach goals.”

Maybe best of all: running makes you feel good.

Check out this list of upcoming fun runs in Nashville and throughout Tennessee — many of them include family fun runs:

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Susan Swindell Day, Editor

Susan Swindell Day is the editor in chief of Nashville Parent and the mom of four amazing kids.