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In today's technology rich landscape, playtime for children has changed. Seated activities are far more common. Children have easy access to video games, social media, and other television programming. They are less inclined to play outdoors.

These activities are fine in moderation. But children need a healthy amount of physical activity to balance it out. Adults must encourage kids to put down the iPad and pick up their feet. Regular bouts of physical activity are important for their health.

Pediatric physical therapist Sheree Chapman York joins us on this episode.  She discusses how too much sitting isn't just a problem for school-aged children. She sees the adverse side effects in infants as well.

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Read more about the Center for Disease Control's Physical Activity Guidelines.

View a library of easy childhood development activities, and visit our physical activity page. 

Sheree Chapman York

Sheree Chapman York, PT, DPT, is a board-certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy. She is director of physical therapy and occupational therapy of the Early Intervention Program at Children's of Alabama. She has over 30 years of experience working with children. Most recently she has worked in the Newborn Follow-up Clinic, Early Intervention, and NICU. She is the immediate past president of the American Physical Therapy Association's Section on Pediatrics. Currently she is chair of its Hospital-Based Special Interest Group. She also is secretary of the International Organisation of Physical Therapists in Paediatrics.

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