Guest Blog: Top 10 Reasons Children Should Exercise

Thank you to author Brett Klika and the American Council on Exercise ( for allowing us to re-post this blog post. Excellent information! About one-third of American children ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and fewer than 25% of children get the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical active per day recommended by the American Medical Association. Interaction with technology, urbanized living, academic pressures and other factors have combined to create historically low rates of youth physical activity. Parents, teachers and fitness educators must realize and help educate others about the importan

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