Health Tip: Children Need Exercise, Too

How they benefit from activity

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise is important for everyone, even children. Kids should spend at least one hour each day exercising, whether it's playing tag, swimming, walking or jumping rope.

The U.S. Federal Citizen Information Center offers this list of benefits for children who exercise:

  • Better weight management.
  • Improved muscle strength.
  • Better bone mass.
  • Reduced stress and anxiety.
  • Improved self-esteem.
Diana Kohnle

Diana Kohnle

Published on August 13, 2009

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