Health Tip: Get Kids Moving07/19/11
(HealthDay News) -- Getting daily exercise is a practice that
should begin in childhood, many experts say.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has this advice for
encouraging physical activity among kids:
- Meet with your child's pediatrician so he can talk with you and
your child about how important physical activity is for everyone's
- Promote a sport or other age-appropriate activity that your
child likes, or an activity that the family can enjoy
- Create a safe place where your child can exercise and play, and
offer toys that encourage physical activity.
- Be active yourself by making time for exercise and playing with
- Limit TV and computer time for the entire family.
- Teach your child not to push too hard -- exercise should be
fun, not painful.
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