Fit exercise for kids into every day

Kids need exercise. But with school back in session, homework to do and families trying to have some time together, the schedule may look crammed.
But it is easy fit healthy activities into the schedule, even if it’s just a little at a time.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevent recommend child and teens get at least 60 minutes of aerobic activity each day. It should be mixed up, with moderate intensity (think running around the playground or park or bike riding) a few days a week and more intense activity three days a week.
Vigorous activity could include running, playing soccer, football or another team sport, a mountain hike, basketball and more.
Strength and bone enhancing exercises, such as tumbling, dance, karate, rock wall climbing – even swinging on the monkey bars – should be included three times a week each as part of the 60 minutes daily activity.
Certainly school physical education programs, after-school sports, weekend family exercises and chores together can all add up to meet the 60 minute minimum.
If you’re looking for a new activity, now may be a good time. Many youth sports teams pick up after classes begin. Explore the Internet to see what’s going on in your neighborhood.
Here is more information on physical activity for kids.

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