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Health Minute Has Guidelines On Keeping Kids Active, Healthy

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  Original Published: 5/5/2013  Summer is right around the corner, and that means longer days and more time outdoors.   Doctors say it's important to get kids off the couch and get them out to play.    Why are active kids, healthier kids?   Here's Holly Firfer with more in today's Health Minute.   Being physical helps youngsters build up their muscles and bones and keeps their weight down.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children and adolescents should be physically active at least one hour a day.   The CDC recommends a child should participate in some form of aerobic activity, like cycling, hiking or swimming dailym to keep the heart strong.   Also, try to incorporate muscle strengthening activities, like calisthenics at least three days a week, as part of the 60 minutes a day.   A recent study found children who participated in physical education every day were more likely to be stronger as they got older.   And let kids play.   Jumping rope or running at least three days per week can keep bones healthy.   The best way for parents to keep kids active?   Set a good example by leading an active lifestyle.   Make physical activity a part of your family's daily routine.   Provide your kids with equipment to play with, like skates, balls and jump ropes.   And take kids to places like baseball fields and public parks, where they can participate in outdoor activities like nature walks.   All great ways to get out, to get moving, and get fit.    
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