Being Active - The Facts
Keeping your body moving is critical. Check out these interesting facts below:
- According to Let's Move, kids need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous active play every day.
- Children ages 8-18 spend 7.5 hours a day in front of the television, computer, video games and cell phones. (Let's Move)
- In 2013, the National Center for Safe Routes to School released new research that shows an increase in walking to school. According to the data, 15.7% of kids nationwide are now walking in the morning (up 27%) and 19.7% are walking in the afternoon (up 24%).
- One in 10 high school students gets the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables in their diet daily. (American Heart Association)