Looking for ways to keep your children physically active over the summer? The American Physical Therapy Association encourages you to make it a family affair.
Kids and teens should do 60 minutes or more of moderate- or vigorous-intensity physical activity each day. This should include vigorous activity on at least three days each week. Adults should get 150 minutes or more per week of physical activity.
Physical therapist Joe Schreiber discusses the benefits of physical activity for children and teens. He also offers tips for families to be active together.
Joe Schreiber, PT, PhD, is a board-certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy. He teaches at Chatham University's doctor of physical therapy program. He has practiced in a variety of pediatric settings. Schreiber helped to develop a fitness program for children with disabilities.