FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News)
Physical activity could be the best gift to give your family this holiday season. And the American Heart Association (AHA) has some suggestions on how to do that.
Find open times for physical activity and make it a regular part of your family’s schedule. Include it on a weekly calendar for the whole family.
Experts say children should be limited to one to two hours of TV/computer/video games a day. But the average 8-year-old spends eight hours a day using various types of media, and it’s often more than 11 hours for teenagers.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended organized sports for many kids, with many becoming even more sedentary.
Provide youngsters with age-appropriate physically active alternatives to TV or video games after school, the AHA advises.
Here are some other suggestions:
SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, December 14, 2020
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