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Fitness: Staying Active When You Have Young Children

Even people who are very determined to keep up their healthy habits can lose them after they have children. Youngsters can demand so much of your time that you barely have time to breathe, let alone be physically active.

But there are ways to stay active that don't require a lot of extra time. You just need to figure out how to work activity into the other parts of your life.

You want to do either 2½ hours of moderate or 1¼ hours of vigorous activity each week. Moderate activity includes things like brisk walking or shooting baskets. Vigorous activity includes things like jogging, cross-country skiing, or playing a basketball game.

how.gif  How can you fit physical activity into your schedule?

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science
Current as of March 12, 2014

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 12, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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