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Are your kids burning enough energy?

With increased exposure of children to digital media, inadequate physical activity is becoming a serious health problem. With academic stress and other curriculum activities it becomes all the more important for a child to spend enough time playing in order to be active all the time and perform well.

Regular physical activity sustained over several years contributes to weight control and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Regular physical activity causes substantial performance improving and health-enhancing effects.3 Recent studies have shown that regular exercise programmes might promote children’s ultimate neural development potential and thereby improve their long-term abilities and achievements.

Find out whether your child is doing enough of physical activity by filling this questionnaire.

This tool will help you analyze your child’s physical activity along with providing information on how you can improve it.

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1. How much physical activity do children need? Physical Activity for Everyone. [cited on 13 December 2010] Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/what_counts.html
2. Aerobic, Muscle- and Bone-Strengthening: What Counts? Physical activity for everyone. [ cited on 13 December 2010] Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/what_counts.html
3. Ignarro LJ, Balestrieri ML, Napoli C. Nutrition, physical activity, and cardiovascular disease: an update. Cardiovasc Res. 2007; 15: 73(2):326-40. Epub 2006 Jul 21.
4. Davis CL, Tomporowski PD, Boyle CA, Waller JL, Miller PH, Naglieri JA, Gregoski M Effects of aerobic exercise on overweight children's cognitive functioning: a randomized controlled trial. Res Q Exerc Sport. 2007 Dec;78(5):510-9.
5. Barlow SE; Expert Committee. Expert committee recommendations regarding the prevention, assessment, and treatment of child and adolescent overweight and obesity: summary report. Pediatrics. 2007 Dec;120 Suppl 4:S164-92.