How Much Exercise?

Pediatricians recommend that toddlers get at least 60 minutes of active play every day. Most probably get a lot more than that—running, walking, dancing, building and generally being busy for several hours a day.

If your 2-year-old is showing signs of excessive weight gain, however, talk to your pediatrician about how to ensure normal growth now, including regulating diet and activity.

One of the most important things parents can do to prevent childhood obesity is to turn off the TV and get the child into active play.

Not Moving Enough? Try This!

Toddlers have a lot of energy, and it can be challenging to get it all out—especially if getting outdoors regularly isn’t always an option.

One great way to get some exercise indoors is to put on some music and dance! Toddlers love to move to music—especially when you’re dancing, too! Daily exercise is essential to preventing childhood obesity, which is at epidemic proportions among American children.

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