When your children are out of school this summer, it's important to keep them moving. Being physical helps youngsters build up their muscles and bones, and keeps their weight down.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children and adolescents should be physically active at least one hour a day. Doing aerobic activity like cycling, hiking, or swimming can help keep the heart healthy. Also, jumping rope or running at least three days per week can help keep bones strong. The CDC says the best thing to do is to set a good example by leading an active lifestyle.