Being Active

Being Active


Exercise and Adolescents

Teens need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days for good health and fitness and for healthy weight during growth.

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Weight Room No Longer Off-Limits to Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Sports Medicine now say that strength training is fine for kids, as long as they are supervised and don't try to lift too much weight.

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Workouts to Help Prevent Sports Injuries

It may not always be possible to avoid injury when playing sports, especially physical contact sports, but participants can help protect themselves. Properly preparing before and after a game or practice session by warming up muscles and then stretching can help.

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