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How much time should children and teens spend on aerobic exercise?

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines recommend at least 60 minutes of physical activity for kids and teens on most -- if not all -- days of the week.

From: Aerobic Exercise for Teenagers WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Hallal, P. 2006. Sports Medicine,

Debar, L. , December 2006.  Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

American College of Sports Medicine. 

Health and Fitness Resources and Information. 

About.com: "Exercise for Teens."

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on April 18, 2019

SOURCES:

Hallal, P. 2006. Sports Medicine,

Debar, L. , December 2006.  Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

American College of Sports Medicine. 

Health and Fitness Resources and Information. 

About.com: "Exercise for Teens."

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on April 18, 2019

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