One Step At a Time: Helping Young Children Be Active!
   

Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity

Jump RopeChildren should have many chances to do both moderate and vigorous physical activities. When children do moderate physical activities, they can talk but cannot sing.

Vigorous physical activities are rhythmic, repetitive activities that use large muscle groups. While doing these activities, children breathe fast and can speak only in short sentences.7

 

 

Moderate physical activity is activity that children can easily do. It makes children’s heart rate and breathing rate go up a little bit. Examples are walking and dancing.

Vigorous physical activity is activity that quickly makes children tired. It makes children’s heart rate and breathing rate go up a lot. Examples are running and jumping rope.

 

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