Tag Archive: physical activity

A recent study found that 80 percent of parents overestimate the amount of physical activity their child gets. That same study found that 75 percent of parents overestimate the intensity – which is how much energy (calories) the body uses to perform the activity. These statistics are worrisome on a number of levels. If we think a child is already getting enough physical activity, we may not be likely to... View Article

Jan 17 2019

Our physical therapists encourage children to increase their “physical literacy” by exploring as many different types of movement as possible in early life. By doing so, they’ll build the necessary motivation, confidence and physical competence to remain engaged in a healthy, active lifestyle into adulthood.  Physical activity recommendations What kids should be doing…According to the American Heart Association, a daily dose of at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity... View Article

Nov 6 2018

By Dr. R. Lee Franco, Department of Health & Human PerformanceA version of this blog post originally appeared in CHoR’s Spring 2013 TidBits NewsletterSpring Tidbits-Web In general, today’s lifestyles are very different than they were 30 years ago. Gone are the days when the majority of children walked to school and had both recess and a gym class daily. Gone are the days when children roamed neighborhoods playing until dinner.... View Article

May 30 2013