Girls need to keep moving to stay well. You may have heard that message loud and clear. But are you clear about the types of activity girls need? Keep reading to learn the basics of a fitness plan that can help build bones, fight disease, boost mood, and more.
Does this sound like a lot? Keep in mind that many activities fit all three types of activity. For example, jogging is aerobic, muscle-strengthening, and bone-strengthening. Also, if a girl hasn’t been active in a while, make sure she starts out slowly. Some physical activity is better than none, and doing any amount of physical activity offers some health benefits.
Want more info? Our Fitness section for parents and caregivers covers topics like stretching, how a girl can tell if she's working out hard enough, and ways to help a girl get moving. You also can look with your girl at our Fitness section for girls, which includes a fitness planner, ways to beat common obstacles, and lots of useful tips.
Content last reviewed September 01, 2011
Page last updated October 31, 2013