Phisical Activity for Youth
How much Physical Activity is Required?
How much Moderate to Vigorous activity do these people need?
What does Moderate activity mean?
Kids will breathe harder and their hearts will beat faster. They should be able to talk, but not sing. The following examples include:
• Speed walking
• Bike riding
What does Vigorous activity mean?
Kids heart rate will increase even more and they will not be able to say more than a few words without catching a breath. This includes the following:
• Cross-country skiing
The Importance of Strenghtening Activities
The Benefits of Physical Activity
Physical activities for this in particular age group include the following benefits:
• Improve fitness
• Stronger bones and healthier muscles
• Better posture and balance
• Stronger heart
• Healthy growth and development
• Increased concentration
• Better academic scores
• Improved self-esteem
• Lower stress
• Opportunities for socializing