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Keep Your Kids In Motion

Did you know that physical inactivity has now been identified as the fourth leading cause of global mortality? As summer approaches and kids are let out of school, moms want to know, “How much physical activity should my kids be getting to stay healthy?”

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has given the following recommendations:

  1. Children and youth aged 5–17 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.

  2. Amounts of physical activity greater than 60 minutes provide additional health benefits.

  3. Most of the daily physical activity should be aerobic. Vigorous-intensity activities should be incorporated, including those that strengthen muscle and bone, at least 3 times per week.

Why is it important to keep kids active?

Our kids are unhealthier than they have every been. Rates of diabetes and obesity are continually increasing. This can be directly related to the amount of physical activity children get throughout their youth. The health benefits as well and the habits formed when young are well documented.

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