How to Keep Your Kids Active and Healthy During Summer

By Emily Dwire
By Rachel Martin

May 19, 2013 Updated May 19, 2013 at 8:18 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – Kids and their families learn how to stay healthy and active during the summer months at Parkview Field.

Getting a jump on summer—that’s what kids and families did Sunday afternoon out at Parkview Field. It was all part of the YMCA’s "Healthy Kids Day,” encouraging kids everywhere to get off the couch and get active during the summer months.

The event hosted active games and educational activities, hoping to keep the body and mind strong and healthy. Event organizer Nicole Liddell says there are plenty of ways to keep the body moving.

“Taking a walk around the block, taking a look at nature, exploring your backyard, taking a look at some of the opportunities for swimming,” said Liddell.

The event also featured a special guest performance by stunt cyclist Chris Clark. Clark has performed at events like New York City’s Times Square parade, and he's even competed in the Olympics. He says staying active and healthy is important, but you have to be safe about it.

“[It’s] just about being smart. If you want to be good at something then the thing to do is not go out and dot he hardest most difficult moves and try to make a YouTube video. Best thing you can do is go out, wear your right safety gear, start small, work your way up. You’re going to stay healthy and develop skills,” said Clark.

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