Children Fit in 60 Minutes

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I’ve heard that there’s a campaign to get children active for an hour a day, what is this campaign?

Children Fit in 60 Minutes

Keep your kids healthy with fitness! Unfortunately, kids are leading an increasingly sedentary lifestyle surrounded by junk food (even in schools). The USDA and the Centers for Disease Control promote youth fitness and health through several programs such as VERB, Powerful Bones for Powerful Girls, BAM!, Body and Mind, and Kids Walk-to-School. No matter what the youth fitness program, the USDA and CDC recommend 60 minutes per day of physical fitness activity for children and adolescents.

It's important to note that kids don't have to go a full hour straight. A fitness routine for your preteen or teen could include a run in the morning, a game of Frisbee with friends and the dog in the afternoon, and shooting hoops at night. Just make sure your child or teen enjoys some muscle exercise and some cardio, and burns some calories. It's one of the best, most lasting gifts you'll ever give your children.



10/9/2007 1:32:07 PM
madisyn said:

i know your right i am 21 and i was in shape when i was a kid because it was safer back then. so every day i would go ride my bike 1 hour to and from my grandmas house (total of two hours). i am still in shape but wouldn't of been, if it weren't for that.

2/20/2009 1:18:50 PM
whizkidforte said:

I started real exercise in my junior year and I walked around the school hallways during lunch and go to the gym after! Call me weird, but that is excellent physical activity!


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