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Blog: Children and Exercise

Are your children getting enough exercise? Exercise should be an important part of every child’s day to stay healthy and avoid childhood obesity. Most kids need at least an hour of physical activity every day. Besides helping them maintain a healthy weight, exercise helps kids feel better about themselves. Children who exercise are less stressed and more prepared to learn new things at school. Exercise also helps kids build and maintain healthy bones and muscles, and kids sleep better after a hard day of play, too.As a parent, you can set an example by being active with your children. Play sports, take family walks and go biking. Teach your kids to relieve stress by doing activities such as yoga and tai chi. Let them know that fitness is a priority for your family.To find a Centegra Primary Care pediatrician, call (877) CENTEGRA.