Exercise recommendations for KIDS (6 to 17 years)

The American Heart Association recommends at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Sitting for extended periods of time should be discouraged. Kids and teens sit too much. They spend hours every day watching TV, playing computer games, surfing the web, and continuously texting on their phones. All this new technology at their finger tips has significantly decreased the amount of physical activity our children get and increased the incidence of childhood obesity. Encourage your kids to be more active by limiting their time spent with sedentary activities.


ALWAYS check with your PEDIATRICIAN first, before beginning a new exercise program for your child.

  1. Bicycling
  2. Dancing
  3. Gymnastics
  4. Ice skating
  5. Jump rope
  6. Martial arts
  7. Playing in the playground
  8. Playing tag
  9. Riding a push scooter
  10. Rollerblading
  11. Running
  12. Skateboarding
  13. Sports
  14. Swimming
  15. Walking the dog
  16. Walking to school