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The best physical activity is the one that is enjoyable enough to do regularly. Develop Knowledge To Attain Goals It is important to learn about the types and amount of activity needed to attain personal goals. For example, if weight loss is a goal, it’s useful to know that vigorous-intensity activity can be much more time-efficient in burning calories than moderate- intensity activity. If running is a goal, it’s important to learn how to reduce risk of running injuries by selecting an appropriate training program and proper shoes. If regular walking is a goal, learning about neighborhood walking trails can help a person attain the goal. How Can We Help Children and Adolescents Get Enough Physical Activity? Many children and adolescents are naturally physically active, and they need opportunities to be active and to learn skills. They benefit from encouragement from parents and other adults. Adults can promote age- appropriate activity in youth through these steps: Provide time for both structured and unstructured physical activity during school and outside of school. Children need time for active play. Through recess, physical activity breaks,
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