This article was originally posted on the Let's Move blog. The physical activity facts for adolescent and school health were originally published on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Physical activity is essential to a healthy lifestyle, and it can be especially important in helping kids do better in school. U.S. Health and Human Services studies show that regular physical activity for kids and teens improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, and increases self-esteem. Parents, teachers, and community leaders can all play a supportive role, and help encourage a healthy lifestyle by promoting physical activity into everyday routines.
For kids and teens (ages 6 to 17 years), here's the goal:
Here's why it's important:
Here are some important resources to learn more:
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