Is your child getting enough exercise?

Make sure your child or adolescent does three types of physical activity for 60 or more minutes each day to maintain good health:

  • Aerobic activity should make up most of your child’s physical activity each day. This can include either moderate-intensity activity, such as brisk walking or vigorous-intensity activity, such as running. Be sure your child includes vigorousintensity aerobic activity at least three days a week.
  • Muscle strengthening activities, such as gymnastics or push-ups, at least three days every week.
  • Bone strengthening activities, such as jumping rope or running, at least three days every week.
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