Daily Bulletin: Family Fitness

Melissa Kossler Dutton

Finding it difficult to stick to your New Year’s resolution to become a more active family? Nationwide Children’s Hospital has a prescription that might help.

Ideally, kids need to be active for 60 minutes every day, according to Dr. Amy E. Valasek, a sports medicine physician who specializes in treating children. Recognizing that it may be daunting to think of an hour’s worth of exercise each day, she suggests “dosing” it out in six 10-minute increments.

It’s also useful to think of exercise as preventative medicine for obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer, according to the hospital. To read more of Valasek’s tips, check out this story on the Nationwide Children’s blog.