Family make active move

Alana and Shane Davis, of Butler, with their children Charlotte (9), Miliani (11), Caylee (2) and Abby (4). Picture: Martin Kennealey         d441199
Alana and Shane Davis, of Butler, with their children Charlotte (9), Miliani (11), Caylee (2) and Abby (4). Picture: Martin Kennealey         d441199

Alana Davis said she and her four daughters would walk the 500 metres to and from East Butler Primary School in a bid to keep active.

�I have always tried to stay quite active,� she said.

�We try to make sure that we walk most days unless it�s absolutely terrible weather.

�Before the weather turned really horrid, we were really active.

�They all do like being outside and we all get a little bit antsy if we haven�t gone out.�

Mrs Davis said she had �a treadmill hidden in the corner of my study� for really bad days.

She said the family had also started driving to Jindalee on weekends to walk, scoot and cycle along the coastal path.

She said she was proud of Abby (4), who managed to cycle 5km, while she pushed Caylee (2) in the pram and her older daughters Miliani (11) and Charlotte (9) either walked or rode scooters.

Studying full-time, Mrs Davis said it could be challenging to fit everything in, with her daughters also involved in acrobatics, jazz and tap and art classes.

She also tried to teach her children the importance of being active.

�I try not to talk about �fat� and �skinny� and how we look,� she said.

�It�s more about �fit� and �healthy� and �fast� and �strong�.�

One of more than 10,000 households that signed up, the family received a pack from the Your Move Program, which included magnets the girls used to set their own weekly goals.

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