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Make a Move

This question is from 12-year-old Rachel: "What is your favorite way to get moving?"

These girls shared their thoughts:

My favorite way to move (and get fresh air) is to run around in my backyard with my dog, Max. He's a really big dog and needs lots of exercise, so he's always in the mood to run around with me or play fetch.
–Anna Grace, age 12, Louisiana

I love to go to swim practice and hang out with my buddies. We like to chat before we get in the water, and it's fun to practice our strokes together. My friends and I are always moving!
–Cheney, age 10, Pennsylvania

I'm in a martial arts class, so whenever I want to get moving, I practice my moves and techniques. It's fun to practice, and sometimes I even make up my own moves.
–Mia, age 12, Florida

When I need to move around, I like to rock out alone in my room. As I dance around to fun music, it helps me to forget anything that upset me during the day.
–Allie, age 11, Arizona

I really enjoy playing ice hockey. I've been playing since I was three years old, and I think it's the best sport ever.
–Belle, age 10, Alaska

I'm in a performing-arts circus, so my favorite ways to move are to practice on a trapeze or ride a unicycle.
–Trinity, age 12, Minnesota

I definitely get moving in my tap-dancing classes. It's awesome to be with other people who enjoy doing something I love to do, too. It has been a great experience.
–Gwyneth, age 10, Texas

My favorite way to exercise is to ride my horse, Cody. I love jumping and barrel racing.
–Nicole, age 9, California

After my first surfing lesson, I knew from the moment that I first stood up on the board that it would grow to be something I love. And I really do love it. Being in the ocean waves is my favorite way to get moving.
–Anna, age 11, Texas

One of my favorite things to do is archery. Some people might think that archery doesn't require a lot of energy, but a surprising amount of movement goes into pulling back the bow and shooting the arrow. It's great exercise.
–Lauren, age 12, Arizona

I love to figure-skate. That's how I stay active every day. It feels good to compete because I know how hard I've worked to get to that point, whether I win or lose.
–Lily, age 10, Massachusetts

I love kayaking. When I go fast, sometimes I feel as if I'm flying. And if I need a break, I can stop, relax, and enjoy the view. Kayaking on a lake with my family is so soothing.
–Lilah, age 12, New York

When it comes to moving, I'm pretty well-rounded. I take a hip-hop class during the school year, and in the summer, I'm on a swim team. But definitely, my favorite way to be active is going for long bike rides around my neighborhood.
–Aurora, age 12, Arkansas