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11/8/07 12:59 P

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I always try to do some of my workout around my son (and of course encourage him to play outside as much as possible)
He loves when I put on a workout video and I give him 1/2 pound weights to use when I use mine.
He's only 5 but I dont think it's a bad thing to get him into a habit like that!
As long as he supervised I think it'd be fine!

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10/29/07 11:40 P

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Both of my children (11 and 9) use our treadmill when the weather doesn't cooperate. I have taught them both how to use it and they are very careful with it. They love it.

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10/29/07 8:53 P

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So many kids don't really have the opportunity to get outside as much so I do think it is okay as long as the child is taught to use it properly and when you are around to monitor so it is not excessive use. I think it is great if the child wants to especially!!

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10/29/07 8:47 P

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I would monitor it closely as injury could easily occur were she to fall, etc. If she is using it because of weather, etc. then I think it would be fine. If the weather permits get her outside as much as possible. Kids will get a lot of exercise from running and playing -- even more if they have a friend to play with.

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10/29/07 5:02 P

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Not as long as she keeps it light. I woundn't have her runnin miles or anything, but just walkin or casual runs Im sure would be fine.

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10/29/07 5:00 P

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Just wondered if my 9 year daughter should be on the treadmill at her age? Would it hurt her bone development or body in anyway?

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