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While the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity a day for children ages 5 to 17, a new study found that physical activity among children and teens were lower than previously thought.

The activity level of today’s adolescents are reportedly so low that they alarmingly seem to match the same level as someone in their 60’s!

A sedentary lifestyle is clearly not a good thing for anyone, but especially children. Without getting the exercise and physical activity they need, children can suffer from not only weight issues, but also diminished cardiac health, mental health and emotional health. We need to both encourage and participate with our children in higher-intensity exercise. We need to do all we can to ensure they’re getting the physical activity they need while simultaneously reducing their inactivity.

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