Robert Yang: Children should get hour of daily exercise

The Gainesville Sun – Robert Yang

Ready, set, exercise! As a pediatrician, I often get the opportunity to counsel families about the importance of physical activity. It comes as no surprise that all parents agree that exercising is good for their child’s health. However, with the amount of homework and extracurricular activities, how does one have time to include exercise in their child’s schedule? Although there is no magical solution, a few key points can assist in building healthy habits with regards to exercise. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day. Now although this may sound daunting, this 60 minutes of exercise can be split up throughout the day. (more)

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