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In the UK, it's recommended that children aged 5 to 18, have at least one hour of exercise a day. Under 5's who can walk by themself are recommended to have 3 hours of activity spread out through the day.

I have two young boys who are under 5 and they definitely do their fair share of exercise. I struggle more to keep them still for any length of time.

Do your kids get their recommended level of exercise?


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Not formal exercise, no, but plenty of running around.
When they were little they had so much!
Out the back yard all the time.
And then some - my kids are constantly in motion, unless they are in front of the TV, which is part of the reason why I only let them watch TV once a week. They probably get about 8 hours of exercise most days just doing kid stuff.
Well it depends on the sport they are training for. Other days they just prefer to take a little rest! ;)
And then some - my kids are constantly in motion, unless they are in front of the TV, which is part of the reason why I only let them watch TV once a week. They probably get about 8 hours of exercise most days just doing kid stuff.
My nieces always do - even just running around in the school playground, and kung fu most days of the week - yes.
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