For kids, exercise often takes a different form than it does for adults.
Kids don’t go to the gym. They play. They go to football practice, gymnastics or dance class. They have recess at school and P.E.
Exercise is not the big word with a capital E for many young people.
Lucky for them, it’s still fun.
But screen time has increased and so have children’s waistlines, so not all young people are getting the amount of exercise they need.
And it’s important.
Kids who exercise:
- Have stronger muscles and bones
- Are less likely to be overweight or obese
- Have a smaller risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
- Have a more positive outlook on life (Source: kidshealth.org)