TUESDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can involve their
children in any New Year's fitness resolutions they may have in the
works, says one fitness expert, by making exercise seem fun and
"If you say, 'We're going to take the kids out for a walk this evening,' most kids are going to say, 'Wait, we have to leave the video games or television?'" cautioned Michael Berry, chair of the health and exercise science department at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., in a university news release. "Kids like to play games, they like to be engaged, so exercise needs to be something that is sports-oriented or game-oriented."
Berry noted that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention advises kids to get at least an hour a day of physical
activity, including recreation that involves muscle
He outlined concrete steps parents can take to make exercise
adventurous and enjoyable for children in the coming year:
For more on exercise recommendations for children, visit the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
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