Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA Chairman Edwin Moses shares the importance of active indoor play.

As we head into the depths of winter in most parts of the country it's easy for kids to fall into a troubling path of a sedentary and less active lifestyle due to the frigid temperatures outside. Even through the cold, kids need their daily exercise. According to the National Association of Sport and Physical Education, kids ages 5-12 should exercise for at least 60 minutes of each day, and this figure doesn't take a break just because it's cold outside. Therefore, there needs to be healthy options for kids to play inside and outside during the cold winter months.

Much of the onus falls on coaches, teachers and parents, who need to help children understand the importance of exercise to their overall health and provide them with the guidance and structure that makes indoor play activities possible. Sometimes finding indoor, fun exercise requires creativity, but the positive benefits to physical, mental and emotional health are huge.

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