Students have missed out on many opportunities to improve their physical fitness and the understanding of the health benefits of exercise due to the prevailing circumstances.
On a positive note, we now all can appreciate the ability to go outside of our living environment and enjoy the outdoors spaces more so in these times.
Governmental organisations worldwide responsible for health agree about the necessity for children (and adults) to exercise regularly and below is a typical example of the recommendations:
Recommended Levels for Preschool-Aged Children (ages 3 through 5 years)
Preschool-aged children (ages 3 through 5 years) should be physically active throughout the day for growth and development.
Adult caregivers should encourage preschool-aged children to be active when they play.
Recommended Levels for School-Aged Children and Adolescents (ages 6 through 17 years)
Children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity each day, including daily aerobic – and activities that strengthen bones (like running or jumping) – 3 days each week, and that build muscles (like climbing or doing push-ups) – 3 days each week.
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