What Does Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity Mean for Kids?
Philly.com’s, Rachel Dehaven, wrote an article clarifying confusing expectations on child activity. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. What does 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity mean and how do parents help their children attain it? Moderate to vigorous are terms to explain how hard the body is working during a particular activity. They are activities that have “you moving fast enough to burn off three to six times as much energy per minute as you would be when sitting quietly.” The article goes in depth with how physical activity is scientifically measured. To read more, access the complete article here.