Physical Activity for Children

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Children need 60 minutes of physical activity every day! Being active helps children build strong muscles and bones, control weight, and even focus in school. Physical activity can be spread out throughout a child’s day in ways like:

  • Biking or walking to school
  • Playing active games like tag or hide and seek
  • Joining sports teams at school or local community recreation centers
  • Helping out with chores like raking leaves or washing the car

Check out children’s work-out videos on YouTube for more ideas! Remember to check with their doctor before beginning any exercise routine and encourage children to stop if you feel any discomfort.

Written by: Priya Samuel, EFNEP student volunteer

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