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How Often Should I Work Out?

Pediatric Fitness

How Often Should I Work Out?

How Often Should I Work Out? UW Health's Pediatric Fitness Clinic in Madison, WisconsinPediatric Fitness at UW Health offers a program to help children develop healthy habits of exercise and good nutrition.

Ideally, kids and teens should be active for at least 60 minutes every day at a moderate to vigorous intensity. However, varying intensity and activity choices can help prevent burnout, injury and boredom.

You may play soccer or jump on the trampoline with your friends a few days each week but take it a little easier with a walk or bike ride on other days. You can also break this time up into smaller chunks, such as two 30-minute blocks or four 15-minute blocks.

Find a Program That is Best for You

Talking to someone who understands exercise, such as a physician at Pediatric Fitness Clinic, a coach or a fitness expert at a gym is a good idea. They can help you start a program that is right for you. Inform your health care provider of any health concerns you may have that could affect your exercise. If you have health problems or are new to exercising, talk to a physician before starting an exercise program. Click here to make an appointment

When Exercise Becomes Unhealthy

Exercise is a wonderful way to maintain a healthy weight, burn calories and is great for your physical, emotional, and social well-being.  However, it is possible to overdo it. Our bodies need enough calories to function and grow.

Keep your focus on being healthy and active each day while eating nourishing foods to fuel your active body. If you need help with developing a program that is right for you contact the Pediatric Fitness Clinic.