“Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day,” the CDC reports. This activity includes things like riding bikes, playing games with friends and family, taking a walk around the neighborhood and more.
While it might seem easy and understood that kids are getting the daily exercise they need, that’s not always the case.
That’s where FlyMovement, a Houston-based youth health advocacy non-profit, comes in. FlyMovement has found success getting kids moving using activity trackers – turning the idea of getting out and getting exercise into a game (complete with goals and prizes!).
In this week’s Rewind feature, catch a guest post from FlyMovement where they talk about not only the benefits of kids’ fitness, but the success they’ve seen in using fitness trackers as part of their programs.