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How much physical activity should kids get each day?

According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, children and teens should be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day. Now, if your child or teen has been spending more time texting than being active, 60 minutes may sound like eternity. However, keep in mind that kids can break the 60 minutes into shorter periods spread throughout the day. Walking to and from school, playing tag at recess, raking leaves, and a quick game of basketball in the evening -- they all count toward the daily goal.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics believes that children should have moderate physical activity at least 60 minutes each day. They recommend finding an activity that’s fun for the kids and participating with them.

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