Did you know that one in three children aged 12-15 are either overweight or obese (really overweight)? That’s pretty surprising and quite worrying. This is partly because children just aren’t getting enough exercise, and also because they are not eating healthily. Some children and young people aren't interested in playing sports or being active. These things not only keep your weight healthy, they also make you feel really good.
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How much exercise is enough?
You should get at least an hour of exercise each day, which should make you hot and at least a bit out of breath. Twice a week (or more if possible) you should also do things that make your bones and muscles stronger and more flexible, like running or other activities where you are on your feet rather than swimming or riding a bike.
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For many kids, these recommendations aren’t a problem because they’re always running around at school or at home, kicking a football with friends, cycling or walking to or from school, swimming and doing other stuff. However, some children stay away from being active for lots of different reasons.
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