Children & adolescents should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity daily.
This may sound like a lot, but don't worry! Your child may already be meeting the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. You'll soon discover may easy and enjoyable ways to help your child meet the recommendations. Encourage your child to participate in activities that are age-appropriate, fun, and offer variety. Just make sure your child is doing three types of physical activity:
- Aerobic Activity - should make up most of your child's 60 or more minutes of physical activity daily. This can include either moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, or vigorous-intensity activity, such as running. Be sure to include vigorous-intensity aerobic activity on at least 3 days each week.
- Muscle Strengthening - such as gymnastics or push-ups, should be included at least 3 days each week as part of your child's 60 or more minutes.
- Bone Strengthening - such as jumping rope or running, should be included at least 3 days each week as part of your child's 60 or minutes.
Until tomorrow, get outside and get active!
Blessing for a Glorious Day!