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The Importance of Exercise for Children

The Importance of Exercise for Children

Children should have many chances to run, bike, and play sports during the day. Experts recommend that children get 60 minutes of moderate exercise every day.

Moderate activity means you breathe harder and your heart beats faster than normal. Some examples are:

Walking fast
Playing chase or tag
Playing organized sports (such as martial arts, soccer, basketball, and football)

Younger children have a shorter attention span than older children. They may be active for only 10 – 15 minutes at a time. The goal is still a total of 60 minutes of activity every day.


Children who exercise:

Feel better about themselves Are more physically fit
Have more energy

Other benefits of exercise are:

A lower risk of heart disease and diabetes Healthy bone and muscle growth
Staying at a healthy weight
Lower risk of being “bullied”


Not all children are the same. Some kids are very athletic and love getting outside and being active. Others would rather stay inside and play video games or watch TV.

If your child is not athletic, find ways to motivate your child to be more active. These ideas may help non-athletic children become active:

Let them know it will give them more energy, make their body stronger, and make them feel good about themselves.

Encourage them to be active, so they know they can do it.
Be their role model. If you are not active yourself, start getting more active.

Make walking a part of your family’s daily routine. All you need are good walking shoes and rain jackets for wet days. Don’t let rain stop you.


Go for walks together after dinner, before turning on the TV or playing computer games.

Take your family to community centers or parks where there are playgrounds, ball fields, basketball courts, and walking paths. It’s easier to be active when the people around you are active.


It is important to find an activity that excites your child. Some children like to do individual activities, such as swimming, running, skiing, or biking. Others prefer group sports, like soccer, football, or basketball.

Choose an exercise that works well for your child’s age. For example, a 6-year-old may play outside with other kids, and a 16-year-old may run at a track.

Organized sports and daily activities are good ways for your child to get exercise. Daily activities can use as much, or more energy than some organized sports.

Some great daily activities are:

Walking or biking to school

Taking the stairs instead of the elevator

Taking a martial arts class

Riding a bike with family or friends

Taking the dog for a walk

Playing outside (such as shooting a basketball or kicking or throwing a ball around)

Playing in the water (at a local pool, in a water sprinkler, or splashing in puddles)

Dancing to music

Doing a fitness kickboxing class

Skating (ice skating, skateboarding, or roller skating)

Doing household chores (sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming floors, loading the dishwasher)

Taking a family walk or hike

Raking leaves (and then jumping in the piles before bagging them up)

Mowing the lawn.