11/24/2012 10:09 am ET Updated Nov 25, 2013

After Thanksgiving Exercise: Family Stories Of Holiday Fitness

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Thanksgiving is, without a doubt, primarily a feast holiday. But that doesn't mean you can't add a little family fitness bonding into the mix. In fact, parents can have an important effect on their children's overall health by modeling active behaviors.

Not only is a family hike or jog around the park a good way to stay fit, it's also a lot of fun, as the following stories attest.

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