Asking you to step away from the television in the midst of football season and Thanksgiving may be like asking the 49ers to win the 2010 Super Bowl — it ain't gonna happen. So if you are among the millions of Americans that feels compelled to watch endless hours of pigskin activity, I implore you to get some exercise in while doing it. Turn it into a competition or game with your fellow revelers. It may turn out to be more fun than you imagined, especially if there's a monetary bet attached to it.
The US Department of Health and Human Services sets guidelines every two years for the minimum recommended aerobic physical activity required to positively impact our health, and those requirements often change as new research occurs. What do you know about these guidelines and the Americans who have been meeting them?
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute presented a study to the Pediatric Academic Societies that said flip flops, lack of warm clothes, and in some cases, less than enthusiastic caretakers were to blame for the lack of physical activity in youngsters.
In 34 child care centers, caretakers sat with researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to dish on child activities.
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