Encouraging Healthy Activity in Your Child

Consider talking to your child’s pediatrician about whether he or she is getting enough physical activity each day. Physical activity is essential for children; it sets a foundation for lifelong health. To encourage your child to enjoy exercise, find activities that he or she considers fun and engaging. One child may enjoy jumping rope, while another might prefer playing soccer. It’s also a good idea to encourage family activities, such as a bicycling trip, which set a good example for kids.

Hear more about the benefits of physical activity for children by watching this video, presented by a physician with the National Institutes of Health. He explains which chronic diseases exercise can help prevent and offers some tips for promoting physical activity among children.

Sunrise Children’s Hospital is your source for high-quality pediatric care, including children’s emergency care, in the Las Vegas area. Parents can browse the helpful healthcare information available on our website or call our hospital at (702) 731-5437.

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