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Success Stories: Harold

HaroldHarold, an active 7-year-old, does many types of physical activities. During physical education class, he jumps rope, does gymnastics and sit-ups. During recess, he plays on the playground, runs and climbs. Harold also likes to play soccer, tag, and ride his bike with friends and family.

Here is what a week in Harold's active life looks like. Notice that his schedule includes at least 60 minutes of activity each day, with vigorous aerobic activity on four days of the week. He also gets four days of muscle strengthening and four days of bone strengthening throughout the week.

Monday
Activity
Amount of Time
Vigorous
Muscle
Bone
Walks to and from school
20 minutes
Plays actively with family
20 minutes
Jumps rope
10 minutes
check
check
Gymnastics
10 minutes
check
check
Total Time
1 hour

Tuesday
Activity
Amount of Time
Vigorous
Muscle
Bone
Walks to and from school
20 minutes
Plays on playground
25 minutes
Climbs on playground equipment
15 minutes
check
Total Time
1 hour

Wednesday
Activity
Amount of Time
Vigorous
Muscle
Bone
Walks to and from school
20 minutes
Plays actively with friends
25 minutes
Jumps rope
10 minutes
check
check
Runs
5 minutes
check
check
Does sit-ups
2 minutes
check
Total Time
1 hour, 2 minutes

Thursday
Activity
Amount of Time
Vigorous
Muscle
Bone
Plays actively with family
30 minutes
Plays soccer
30 minutes
check
check
Total Time
1 hour

Friday
Activity
Amount of Time
Vigorous
Muscle
Bone
Walks to and from school
20 minutes
Plays actively with friends
25 minutes
Rides bike
15 minutes
Total Time
1 hour

Saturday
Activity
Amount of Time
Vigorous
Muscle
Bone
Plays on playground
30 mintues
Climbs on playground equipment
15 minutes
check
Rides bikes
15 minutes
Total Time
1 hour

Sunday
Activity
Amount of Time
Vigorous
Muscle
Bone
Plays on playground
10 minutes
Plays soccer
40 minutes
check
check
Plays tag with family
10 minutes
check
check
Total Time
1 hour

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