Less than 24 percent of children ages 6-17 get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day. (1) Unfortunately, a lack of exercise can lead to low energy, not to mention serious health problems down the road. So the question is, “How do you get your kids to be more active?” Between the computer, video games and phones, you have a lot of competition. However, with the right approach, you can get almost any kid to improve their physical activity and health. Here’s how: Challenges That Keep Kids From Being Active As kids grow older, the competition for exercise gets stiff, including: Schoolwork Extracurricular clubs and activities Volunteering Busy families At the same time, some kids stop wanting to participate in physical activities when they realize they aren’t as good as other kids. A lack of role models …
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