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How Exercise Benefits Your Whole Body

How Do You Make Sure You Get These Cool Perks?

You probably get exercise every day without thinking about it. Just running around or playing hopscotch counts!

But how much moving and playing should you try to do to help your body the most? Experts say kids should:

  • Exercise for 1 hour or more every day. You don’t have to do it all at once. Just move for a few minutes at a time all day long. You could stretch in the morning, ride your bike after school, and then walk with your family after dinner.
  • Get up and move. Don't sit still for more than 2 hours at a time. Been sitting for longer than that? Get up and move for 15 minutes.

So, ready to have some fun? Get moving. Your body will thank you.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Daniel Brennan, MD on January 09, 2018
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