Eight to 18-year-olds spend an average of 7.5 hours each day in front of entertainment media, whether that is TV, video games, or cell phones. That can’t help but take away from physical activity time. So limit screen time in your household- two hours (for non-school work) is generous. Enroll your child in sports, take family walks, swim at the beach, or pool. Just get moving! But remember, another key is setting a good example as a parent. Make sure you are exercising with your children or showing them that you exercise too.
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