Exercise for Children

Like adults, kids need exercise. Most children need at least an hour of physical activity every day. Regular exercise has many benefits for children. It can help them:

  • Feel less stressed
  • Feel better about themselves
  • Feel more ready to learn in school
  • Keep a healthy weight
  • Build and keep healthy bones, muscles and joints
  • Sleep better at night

As kids spend more time watching TV, they spend less time running and playing. Parents should limit TV, video game and computer time. Parents can set a good example by being active themselves. Exercising together can be fun for everyone. Competitive sports can help kids stay fit. Walking or biking to school, dancing, bowling and yoga are some other ways for kids to get exercise.

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  1. Exercise for Children (National Library of Medicine)  
    Like adults, kids need exercise. Most children need at least an hour of physical activity every day. Regular exercise has many benefits for children. It can help ...
  2. ... physically fit Have more energy Other benefits of exercise for children are: A lower risk for heart disease and ... DM, Bar-Yoseph Ronen, Olin JT, Random-Aizik S. Exercise and lung function in child health and disease. In: Wilmott RW, Deterding R, ...
  3. ClinicalTrials.gov: Exercise for Children From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Exercise for Children/Clinical Trials ... Exercise for Children
  4. ... Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Exercise for Children Helping Your Child: Tips for Parents and Other Caregivers (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Also in Spanish Exercise for Older Adults Health Tips for Older Adults ( ...
  5. How to Prevent Heart Disease/Children ... How to Prevent Heart Disease ... Most heart disease risk factors for children and teenagers can be controlled early in ...
  6. Kids and Exercise (Nemours Foundation)  
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  7. School Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... and promote healthy behaviors. Physical education classes give children a chance to get exercise. Schools work to: Prevent risky behaviors such as ... or bullying and cyberbullying Encourage healthy habits like exercise and ... building and environment should be a safe and healthy place for your child.
  8. ... also used to prevent bronchospasm (breathing difficulties) during exercise in adults and children 6 years of age and older. Montelukast is ...
  9. ... They often take the place of healthy physical exercise. Also, children tend to crave unhealthy snack foods they see ... Family, friends, and school setting help shape a child's diet and exercise choices. Food may be used as a reward ...
  10. ... is used to prevent bronchospasm (breathing difficulties) during exercise in adults and children 4 years of age and older. Salmeterol is ...
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