Exercise: Children Need to Find Ways to Meet Recommended Activity Goals.

Exercise: Children Need to Find Ways to Meet Recommended Activity Goals.

According to a 2014 study, most American youngsters do not meet the federal recommendation of 60 minutes of physical activity per day. The study offered the following suggestions to help children meet the goal of one hour of exercise every day: mandatory daily physical education in school, providing classroom physical activity breaks, walking or biking to school, renovating parks to include more equipment and opportunities for activity, after-school physical activity programs, and modifying school playgrounds. Lead author Dr. David Bassett adds, “This information can help legislators, school officials, and other policy makers make well-informed decisions that can enhance physical activity in youth.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, March 2015

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