First Lady Michelle Obama Encourages Families to Get Active in the Great Outdoors

July 18, 2012 | 1:00 | Public Domain

You don't need to live near a beach or a national park to experience the joys of America's great outdoors! There are places in every community -- from bike paths and trails, to local parks, ponds and playgrounds -- to get moving outside and have a little fun. Regular participation in outdoor activities has been shown to boost children's creativity and focus, in addition to building aerobic capacity and strength. Hiking, biking, swimming, and other outdoor games are easy -- and affordable -- ways for families to spend time together during the summer months.

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