Getting a child involved in physical activity at a young age is crucial in helping them develop a healthy relationship with their bodies and physical activity. According to experts, children ages seven to 17 should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day. Unfortunately, three quarters of children between the ages of five and 10 get less than the recommended amount of exercise per day.
That lack of activity, combined with a diet of high sugar, high starch, and high fat foods is creating a serious health problem among today’s youth. So bad, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than one third of all children in the United States are overweight.
Thus, physical activity should be a regular part of your child’s day-to-day life. While