In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of exercise, active kids and
adults are usually more energetic and happier than those not as active.
Use the University of Missouri "Children's Activity Pyramid" to see what kids need each day.
If you ask parents if
their kids are fit, most will say “yes”. If you ask kids if they are fit, most
think they are. A new study out tomorrow in JAMA rocks those perceptions to the
core with quite a reality check. (JAMA. 2008;300:295-305.)