In this podcast for kids, the Kidtastics talk about the importance of getting enough physical activity. Created: 8/18/2014 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).
Date Released: 8/18/2014. Series Name: CDC Kidtastics.
[Announcer] This program is brought to you by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[Chris] Hi kids! Welcome to CDC Kidtastics Radio! I’m Chris Kidtastic. Today, we’re talking about physical activity.
[Caydan] Like playing soccer and baseball?
[Chris] Yep, and lots of other things, Caydan.
[Kaya] Getting enough exercise every day is really important to stay healthy.
[Karmen] If we don’t get enough regular physical activity, we can develop diseases that can be really bad, like obesity, heart disease, and stroke.
[Chris] Getting enough exercise every day can help us concentrate, do better on tests, and get better grades.
[Caydan] I don’t really like to exercise, Karmen.
[Karmen] We need an hour of physical activity every day and it doesn’t have to be boring.
[Kaya] We can walk, run, skate, ride bikes, dance, play on a playground, do gymnastics, or play pretty much any sport—baseball, football, soccer—there are tons of fun things we can do to get an hour of “exercise” every day!
[Caydan] Who’s up for a game of tag?!?!
[All] OK! I am! Not it!
[Chris] Thanks for listening to CDC Kidtastics Radio. We’ll talk to you again soon. Until then... be a safer, healthier kid!!
[Announcer] For the most accurate health information, visit www.cdc.gov or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.