How much physical activity is your child getting everyday? According to the CDC Kidtastics Podcast, children and adolescents need at least 1 hour of regular exercise, which includes:
Aerobic activity – 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity cardio activity such as brisk-walking and biking for at least 3 days a week.
Muscle strengthening – Strengthening and resistance activities like push-ups, crunches, and gymnastics 3 times a week.
Bone strengthening – Bone-building activities like skipping rope and running, at least 3 days a week.
The episode also discusses how to find out the intensity of your child’s activities, if they are age-appropriate, and how to incorporate exercise into your child’s daily routine.
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