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Being active promotes healthy growth and development in children. Some other activities that families can enjoy doing together are:
Studies show that exercising daily has a positive effect on kids’ learning ability, memory, problem solving, and decision making, not to mention creativity and improved behavior. In fact, it is recommended by the American Heart Association that all children age 2 and older should get involved in at least 1/2 hour of enjoyable, moderate intensity activities each day, for example: walking, swimming and riding bikes. They should also get at least 1/2 hour of vigorous physical activity 3-4 days per week “to achieve and maintain a good level of cardiovascular fitness.”
The choices that are made as a family regarding physical activity and healthy eating will help to lead your child to a lifetime of healthy living.