Magazine article Working Mother

Triple Play

Magazine article Working Mother

Triple Play

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To nudge your kids off the couch, lead the way. That's how New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and his wife, Laura, help their kids stay active.

BICYCLING There's nothing like gearing up the whole clan for a bike ride - the wind in your faces, the scenic routes to enjoy. As a general rule, if you can bike it, start peddling. Ride to school, to the park, wherever. It works the core, lower body and heart; it places your family in touch with nature. It's the environmental way to travel-you go green while you go lean.

BASKETBALL This is a very active sport everyone can play: Little ones can keep moving by dribbling the ball, while older kids can work on sinking a basket or blocking Mom's or Dad's shot. Everyone learns the importance of staying on your toes, being vigilant, improving quickness and collaborating and synchronizing with others.

JUMPING ROPE This exercise is one that most anybody can do alone and families can do in pairs or as a group (think double Dutch). It's one-stop shopping, combining mastery of rhythm, stamina, endurance and balance - plus, it can be done anywhere. Jumping rope is simply one ofthe best cardiovascular workouts you can do.

-Adapted by Ilisa Cohen

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