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Participaction

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

When I was a kid, the Canadian government had a television ad campaign called "Participaction: Get In The Action" to encourage families to get off the couch and get active together. (Maybe the American government should consider something similar, if there isn't one already in existence. We have our share of fat Canadians, but seriously, people, this country really has no clue how out of shape it is!) The ads would run during the commercial breaks for Sesame Street and other children's shows--I assume, anyway. I was only allowed to watch a couple of shows, so I don't know about the other ones.

Anyway, there really is something to be said about kids who see their parents being active. Here are my own kids "getting in the action":

Farm kid: skipping in gumboots.

Jabin jumping up and down, swinging a rope, and pretending to skip.

Noah dancing to "The Heat Is On."

This was just after the boys all watched me do my morning exercise routine(and participated a little, too)--including skipping!

I guess I'll continue my "Body Break"--for the kids, you understand.

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9 comments

  1. In the U.S. participation is watching someone else in action. :)

    An Arkies Musings

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  2. Richie - This made me laugh. A lot! Thanks for the giggle!

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  3. I got a trio of Billy Blanks dvd's and the P90X plan. Funny. It says if you get these things you're guaranteed to get in shape. I think I need my money back.

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  4. Um... didn't it say anything about using them? ;-D

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  5. Awwww! This is pretty cute, Tea!

    Also,
    did you know that they've been bring back the old Body Break commercials? Same cheesy music, old hair, bad tracksuits. All that and more!
    :)

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  6. Skipping! Soooo much fun. I have been really missing it but where do I find space to skip? ^_^

    Your children are very very lucky with all the space to run around wild ;-)

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  7. B-EG - Hee!

    Colleen - Man. They didn't even update them?! Only in Canuckville!

    Mark - Hello! Well, if I were you, I would perfect your anti-grav boot invention so you could skip on the side of your building. Or perhaps the ceiling of your flat. There's a lot more room up there, you know. Or forgo skipping for long walks in Hyde Park... I've heard it's lovely, anyway. Thanks for commenting!

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  8. Hey there! I really enjoyed this blog, it's so true kids learn to be active, or not, from their parents. Hmmm....here I am sitting on my tush...LOL Here's an interesting link for anyone wanting to figure out the weight loss game. I found it to be informative but also a bit sarcastic, so it wasn't just dry information. http://www.theloseweightdiet.com/

    Also Talena I've started blogging again, let's see how long I stick with it this time! :)

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