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What activities and sports provide teens with good aerobic exercise?

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Select your favorites from the following aerobic activities and sports. Make a commitment to exercise for 60 minutes on most days of the week. Write down your planned workouts and sports practice times on your calendar. Check off each day as you complete the activity or sport. As the hours spent in aerobic activities start to add up, you will feel stronger and look great.

Here's a list of activities that provide good aerobic exercise:

  • Aerobics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Dancing (jazz, hip-hop, modern, swing)
  • Golf (carrying clubs)
  • Hiking
  • Mall walking (3-4 mph)
  • Running or jogging
  • Skiing -- especially cross county (Nordic)
  • Stair climbing
  • Spinning
  • Stationary cycling
  • Swimming
  • Moderate or fast walking
  • Water aerobics

The following school sports are aerobic:

  • Baseball (run the bases)
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading (running, jumping, dancing)
  • Color guard (flag team)
  • Cross country
  • Dance team
  • Drill team
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf team (carry clubs)
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball (run the bases)
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Wrestling