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Staying Fit As A Family: How Kristen Bell, Kate Hudson, Michelle Obama, More Promote Healthy Habits With Their Kids

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Jun. 6 2021, Published 12:01 a.m. ET

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There are countless life lessons that parents hope stick with their kids, and healthy habits often top the list. Whether it is nutritious eating, meditation, going on walks, or practicing yoga, there are many different ways to stay active and healthy — mentally and physically.

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These hot mamas are sharing their best health and fitness advice that they hope to pass on to their kiddos.

Scroll through the gallery below to see some family-friendly, healthy habits favorited among celebs.

ENJOY PEACE & QUIET

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Gisele Bündchen credits intense workouts like boxing and surfing for her famous figure, but she also puts in the work when it comes to the mind and soul. The supermodel, 40, sticks to a "beautiful spiritual practice" of yoga, breathwork and meditation — and she shares the serene sessions with her 8-year-old daughter, Vivian

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Bündchen, who says regularly meditating helped cure her early-career anxiety attacks, got her little girl started young: The lookalike duo were first snapped meditating together when Vivi was just 10 months old!

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SET THE TONE

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Call her a role mama: Brooke Burke doesn't just prioritize exercise in her own life — she actively sets a fitness-first example for her four children. The 49-year-old wellness guru, who launched her workout app in 2017, often hits the gym alongside her daughters for HIIT drills and strength training. She even enlisted her eldest, Neriah, 21, to film a yoga-inspired exercise video aimed at college students. 

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"Leading by example," said Burke, "has been the most valuable lesson for family fitness."

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MOVE AS A UNIT

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Even though she has a Peloton bike at home, Kate Hudson is still the rare Angeleno who regularly ditches a car in favor of scenic spins with family. The Fabletics cofounder was spotted two-wheeling it alongside mom Goldie, 75, sons Ryder, 17, and Bingham, 9, stepdad Kurt Russell, 70, and boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, 34. 

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Hudson, 42, has made it clear there's no age minimum to join the family ride circuit, recently sticking 2-year-old daughter Rani in a child seat on the back of her own wheels. Now that's what you call a ride-or-die crew!

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CHOOSE WORDS WISELY

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Michelle Obama, who spent her First Lady years advocating for healthy eating habits and regular exercise for kids, talks to daughters Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19, with clear, deliberate and positive messaging about wellness. "I don't talk about weight at all," Obama, 57, explained, "I talk about healthy choices… We talk about eating a balanced meal, not because of how you look but because of what your body needs."

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When the conversation veers toward the number on the scale, "I always shift them back to health," she noted. "[I] tell them the best way to never have to worry about what you look like is just to get good food in your body."

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GET CREATIVE

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When Kristen Bell became a vegetarian at age 11, her mom, a nurse, took the opportunity to teach her about nutrition. "She said… you need to know what foods you need and how to feed your body," the actress shared.

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Now that she has daughters of her own (Lincoln, 8, and Delta, 6), the Frozen star, 40, imparts similar wisdom, explaining in detail the merits of immunity-boosting broccoli, for example: "I tell them, 'When you eat broccoli, your brain grows bigger. Your body grows bigger. You can jump higher'… and they're pretty willing to get through it," she said. 

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There's also room for some fun in the kitchen. "I like to cut up red peppers and tell the kids to put their bracelets on, and then they eat their bracelets," the star said, adding that she'll cut up carrots like potato chips, "so it's more fun to eat. I try to… keep it interesting."

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