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4 back-to-school health tips you need to know

4 TIPS TO + KEEP KIDS HEALTHY + DURING THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SEASON 1 ENCOURAGE ACTIVE PLAY AND ESTABLISH AN EXERCISE ROUTINE Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes 1 HOUR (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day. OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Children typically get less than 25 minutes of exercise a week in school-based physical education programs, meaning exercise at home is a must, too! 25 MIN. OF EXERCISE AT SCHOOL Childhood obesity has 4X more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. 2X 1985 2015 1985 2015 2) ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO WASH THEIR HANDS REGULARLY Good hand washing protectsS against the spread of many illnesses - from the common cold (responsible for 22 million lost school days each year) to more serious injuries such as meningitis, the flu, and hepatitis A. 3) MAKE SURE KIDS ARE GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP |3-5 ADOLESCENT 10-19 6-13 YEARS OLD YEARS OLD YEARS OLD 10-13 HOURS OF SLEEP 9-11 HOURS OF SLEEP 8.5-9.5 HOURS OF SLEEP Kids between the ages of 3 and 5 get 10 to 13 hours of sleep a night; ages 6 to 13 need 9 to 11 hours of sleep. The optimal amount of sleep for most adolescents is in the range of 8.5 to 9.5 hours per night. 4 TAKE YOUR CHILDREN TO GET A FLU SHOT 140 Last influenza season, more than FLU RELATED 140 flu-related pediatric deaths PEDIATRIC DEATHS were reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine. MONTHS OF AGE 6 - 8 2X Some children 6 months through 8 years of age require two doses of influenza vaccine. MONTHS YEARS OF AGE SOURCES: aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/pages/back-to-school-tips.aspx cbsnews.com/media/back-to-school-health-tips-parents-kids/2 kidshealth.org/parent/general/sick/hand_washing.html webmd.com/fitness-exercise/20050613/kids-need-hour-of-exercise-day cdc.gov/healthyschools/obesity/facts.htm cdc.gov/flu/protect/children.htm Brought to you by: immediateClinic www.ImmediateClinic.com Obese Children Obese Adolescents

4 back-to-school health tips you need to know

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Want to keep your children healthy as they head back to class this season? Check out this infographic for four tips to keep your kids healthy this school year.

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