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What are some easy exercises for a 12yo who wants to lose weight?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
10 doctors agree

In brief: Make it fun

What does your 12yo like to do? Family and friends make it more fun.
How about cranking the tunes and dancing? During the winter, play balloon volleyball inside your home.

In brief: Make it fun

What does your 12yo like to do? Family and friends make it more fun.
How about cranking the tunes and dancing? During the winter, play balloon volleyball inside your home.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
The dance games on Wii are fun and helpful
Dr. Scott Welle
The trick is to make exercise not seem like exercise. The Wii fit is a good idea. Just getting outside and playing, or going for family walks
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Group activites

Its always more fun to exercise in a group and with friends.
Pick up games of basketball and frisbee are often enjoyed by kids. Riding bikes around the neighborhood or swimming at your local pool are also ideas. Try to find some way to be active as a family every day.

In brief: Group activites

Its always more fun to exercise in a group and with friends.
Pick up games of basketball and frisbee are often enjoyed by kids. Riding bikes around the neighborhood or swimming at your local pool are also ideas. Try to find some way to be active as a family every day.
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Walking & bicycle

I find it best to coax a child into finding an activity they like and bribing them if needed to give it a three wk trial.
Something they can do with friends or with you like walking & cycling come to mind. Tennis leasons may open their eyes to a new activity, soccer ior hockey are also good if available. Getting the heart rate up for 30 min/day is the target. This + a healthy diet should help.

In brief: Walking & bicycle

I find it best to coax a child into finding an activity they like and bribing them if needed to give it a three wk trial.
Something they can do with friends or with you like walking & cycling come to mind. Tennis leasons may open their eyes to a new activity, soccer ior hockey are also good if available. Getting the heart rate up for 30 min/day is the target. This + a healthy diet should help.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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