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How Much Exercise Should My Teen Get?

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Updated April 16, 2014

Is your teen getting enough exercise? With more teens spending time in front of the computer, and with cutbacks in school gym classes, our teens don't usually get enough exercise.

The recommendation is that teens get sixty minutes of moderate exercise each day. Moderate exercise can be a brisk walk, aerobics, bike riding, or other similar modes of exercise.

Is your teen falling short? Most teens are. Use this as a goal to reach towards and find ways to incorporate more exercise into daily routines. Can your teen walk to school? How about an after school sports program? Help your teen to get up and get active –- every little bit helps!

Source:

The MyPyramid Food Guide. U.S. Health and Human Services. March 28, 2009. http://www.4girls.gov/nutrition/mypyramid/

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