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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children and adolescents are engaging in less physical activity and are increasing their sedentary behavior. These changes can lead to long-lasting negative lifestyle behaviors, which increases risk of health complications.
To ensure safety during the pandemic, guidelines have created restrictions on physical education and sports, which are both primary physical activity outlets for children and adolescents. Children and adolescents have to find alternate ways and resources to meet the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity daily.
An informational pamphlet was created to educate parents and children of current physical activity recommendations, with resources and ideas on how to incorporate 60 minutes of physical activity into their daily life. These were distributed to patients at the Milton Family Medicine Practice in hopes of increasing physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Milton Family Medicine
physical activity, exercise, obesity, health
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Belser, Abigail H., "Promoting Physical Activity in School-Aged Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic" (2020). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 594.