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Parent involvement can help kids get more active
By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Very few kids get the amount of physical activity they need every day, but a new study from Canada finds that parental support may be the key to getting kids moving. “Currently less than 10 percent of children accumulate the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (approximately equivalent to 13,500 steps per day) at least six days per week,” Kerry Vander Ploeg told Reuters Health by email. Vander Ploeg, who led the new study, is with the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. “We previously demonstrated that physical activity levels are lower on weekend days than on weekdays,” she said.