Flashback to the times of enjoying peanut butter power snacks at the kitchen table and striking the monkey bars on the playground until Mom reeled you set for an earlier bedtime. Doesn’t your 5-year-old self seem like the best health coach? Works out, she’s. “Children are inherently self-regulating. They listen to their hunger cues, they indulge without guilt and they’re incapable of sitting still,” says Keri Gans, RDN, author of The Small Change Diet. “These are all healthy lifestyle practices that will serve us well in adulthood, when we implemented them.” Knowing that, we pinned down which kiddie habits are surefire ways to stay in shape, and how to make sure they are work in your grown-up life.
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Set up indoors or head to the playground with this fun circuit from Carrie Underwood’s trainer, Erin Oprea. (Stay warm while you’re in internet marketing using the Asics Lite-Show Glove, $30; asicsamerica.com.)
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Try these nutritionist-approved noshes that are kid favorites fit for grown-ups.