Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents
Daily active play and physical activity have traditionally been an important part of life for children and adolescents. Today, computers and social media have decreased the need and desire for children to move and play. Participation in physical activity decreases with age, and the decline is greater in girls than boys. The challenges associated with getting kids active every day should be met with age-appropriate physical activities, enthusiastic leadership, and support from family and friends.
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This brochure was created and updated by Avery D. Faigenbaum, Ed.D., FACSM and is a product of ACSM’s Consumer Information Committee.