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KID FIT!

Will Rogers Institute Public Service Announcement


60 Minutes of Physical Activity a Day Recommended for Kids & Teens


 
Fact Sheet
 
Kids and teens who get at least 60 minutes of activity a day reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease and anxiety and increase their overall mood.
 
This may sound like a lot, but don’t worry! Your child may already be meeting guidelines. Encourage your child to participate in activities that are age-appropriate, enjoyable and offer variety! Have your child or teen doing three types of physical activity.

Aerobic Activity
Aerobic activity should make up most of your child's 60 or more minutes of physical activity each day. This can include either moderate or rigorous aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, running or games that require a great deal of movement (for example basketball or handball). Be sure to include vigorous to intense aerobic activity at least three days per week.

Muscle Strengthening
Include muscle strengthening activities, such as tumbling or push-ups, at least three days per week as part of your child's 60 minutes or more of activity.


Bone Strengthening
Include bone strengthening activities, such as jumping rope, skipping or hoping, at least three days per week.

Source: www.CDC.gov





In this fun and informative booklet, learn about how you and your kids can make fitness fun. Your kids’ energy will be challenged by recommendations for ways to exercise and enjoy themselves. When you tell them to “go out and play,” you’ll know that they are also improving their health and well-being.*

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*Please note that as of December 10, 2012, the “Fitness is Fun” booklet shown in our “Kid Fit” PSA has been updated by the publisher and is now titled “Eat Right and Keep Active for Good Health." We hope the booklet is helpful for you and your family and trust that the updated title will provide even more useful information.
 

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