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Encouraging kids to be active | Raising Children Network

Encouraging kids to be active | Raising Children Network | investigation | Scoop.it
Exercise in the family routine helps children enjoy being active. This article includes suggestions on how to incorporate activity in everyday life with less focus on winning and losing, and the importance of parents being active too.
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Motivating Kids to Be Active

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Parents can help instill a love of activity and help kids make it a part of their everyday routine.
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Department of Health | Australia's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines

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Department of Health | 2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey - Main Findings

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2007 study with statistics! 

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Department of Health | Australia's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines

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A HEALTHY FUTURE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & EXERCISE

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The Benefits of Exercise

1. Physical activity "burns" calories. When we burn more calories than we take in, we automatically reduce weight.

2. Activities involving physical effort (even climbing the stairs instead of using the elevator) strengthen muscles and bones and increase the body's endurance during periods of sustained activity.

3. Movements involving stretching of various body parts promote muscle and joint flexibility, and help the body feel relaxed. They also reduce the risks of muscle and joint injuries (e.g. pulled muscles, sprains).

4. Sustained physical activity (between 15-30 minutes) such as brisk walking, running in place and dance, improve the functioning of the lungs and heart, stimulate the blood circulation and increase the body's endurance during periods of sustained activity.

5. Physical exercise enhances overall bodily functioning and strengthens immunity against illness.

6. Regular fitness activities improve the quality of life, bring increased strength and stamina, reduce tension and anxiety, promote healthy sleep and relax the body and the mind.

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How to get the kids to be more active | Kids Health @ CHW

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Department of Health | 2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey - Key Findings

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WHO | Physical Activity and Young People

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Recommended levels of physical activity for young people.
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Kids and Exercise

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Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, kids who are physically fit sleep better and are better able to handle physical and emotional challenges.
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The AHA's Recommendations for Physical Activity in Children

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contains lot's on info on why the amount of physical activities should be increased 

 

AHA Recommendation

All children age 2 and older should:

Participate in at least 60 minutes of enjoyable, moderate-intensity physical activities every day that are developmentally appropriate and varied.If your child or children don't have a full 60-minute activity break each day, try to provide at least two 30-minute periods or four 15-minute periods in which they can engage in vigorous activities appropriate to their age, gender and stage of physical and emotional development.
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