Physical Activity

A teacher sitting in a classroom with six elementary school students. They are sitting in chairs arranged in a circle, playing a game, stretching their arms in the air.Each child should get at least one hour of physical activity every day. Regular physical activity helps kids stay focused in and out of school and protects both kids and adults from developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and osteoporosis. Improving physical activity environments in schools, afterschool programs, and communities are critical ways to help kids be more physically active.