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8 Unexpected Benefits Of Working Out At Home When The Kids Are Around

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7. Exercise burns energy.

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Your kids might not be able to do all the things you do, but they’re totally going to try, which means they’ll completely exhaust themselves without even realizing it. I’m pretty sure my daughter thinks jumping jacks are the same thing as flailing around the room until you have no energy left. We have a lot of snow days where we can’t go outside, so that is fine with me.

8. Seeing you love your body will make them love theirs.

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Whether you adore what you see in the mirror or you’d like to change a few things, making the effort to take care of yourself sends a big message that you believe you’re worth the effort. That goes a long way with little eyes that are looking to you to help them navigate the tricky world of self image.

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