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Activities and Exercise

  • Exercise and Adolescents
    Teens need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days for good health and fitness and for healthy weight during growth.
  • Make Exercise a Family Affair
    Like adults, children should be physically active most, if not all, days of the week.
  • Sports and Music: Both Good for Kids
    Organized sports for children offer obvious benefits such as physical fitness and sportsmanship, but did you know that a musical education program has many of the same benefits? Music education and participation in sports are both great ways to prepare your child for future success.
  • Teach Teens to Stretch
    An adolescent athlete can never stretch too much, experts say. Stretching to stay flexible is vital -- particularly when a child reaches puberty and goes through a growth spurt.
  • Weight Room No Longer Off-Limits to Kids
    The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Sports Medicine now say that strength training is fine for kids, as long as they are supervised and don't try to lift too much weight.