Physical Activity in Children as Recommended by AHA
The American Heart Association or AHA has recently published an article on their website regarding physical activity for their kids. The site further explains that children having a healthy lifestyle are less prone to develop high blood pressure, have weight problems, and the likes.
This article was published on their website:
Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for developing coronary artery disease. It also increases the risk of stroke and such other major cardiovascular risk factors as obesity, high blood pressure, low HDL (“good”) cholesterol anddiabetes. The American Heart Association recommends that children and adolescents participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.
Why is exercise or physical activity important for my child?
Just like in adults, increased physical activity has been associated with an increased life expectancy and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Physical activity produces overall physical, psychological and social benefits.
To read more, please visit http://www.heart.org.