Physical activity is vital to kids. It helps them have stronger bones and muscles, and fends off obesity. Physical activity also helps their growing brains. It has been proven to help with concentration and memory. Studies have also shown that students who are more physically active score better on standardize tests.
Children should be active at least 60 minutes a day. This does not mean that it has to be 60 minutes in a row. Recess, physical education, and brain breaks give them time to be physically active during the day at school. But it isn't enough. They need to do things outside of school also. There are many different ways to get your child up and moving. So go out and enjoy some time with your children.