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Kids exercise all the time without even thinking about it. Just being active, like when you run around outside or play dodge ball at school, is a form of exercise. What else counts as exercise? Playing sports, dancing, doing push-ups or touching your toes all count! When you exercise, you’re helping build a strong body that will be able to move around and do all the stuff you need it to do.

Exercise Makes Your Heart Happy!

You may already know that your heart is a muscle. It works hard pumping blood every day of your life. You can help this important muscle get stronger by doing aerobic exercise!

Aerobic means “with air,” so aerobic exercise is a kind of activity that requires oxygen. When you breathe, you take in oxygen and if you’re doing aerobic exercise - you may notice you’re breathing faster than normal. Aerobic activity can get your heart pumping, make you sweaty and quicken your breathing.

Learn more about the importance of exercise in today's Sports and Fitness!

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