Exercise is important at any age! For guidelines and expertise, I turned to Allison Stuart Kaplan.
Allison is a group exercise instructor, yoga teacher and personal trainer and regular health and fitness contributor for Fox news Detroit” Get Fit” morning show. She is also the founder of Askinyourface.com – a sophisticated web magazine for women.
Can you briefly tell us the long term benefits of exercise on our body?
Regular exercise can help prevent many types of cancers, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, osteoporosis, depression and many other potentially serious, often debilitating conditions and illness.
What is a good way to introduce exercise into a child’s life?
Kids can and should start exercising as early as possible. The type of exercise children will enjoy may differ depending on age. In addition to the health benefits of exercise for kids, running around and being physically active can help children to sleep better at night and reduce stress levels.
Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day. The amount and type of exercise needed depends on the age and energy level of the child. Kids in Action recommends that all kids get a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise every day, if possible. Toddlers may need as much as 90 minutes per day, while preschoolers can get two hours of exercise. [Read more…]