Reality: Playing on sport teams is a great way for kids to get physically active, but it’s not likely that they will get 60 minutes of physical activity per day just by playing team sports. This is the same for organized individual sports, like horseback riding or swimming lessons.
It’s important to get physical activity in on days without practice or games too. This also gives a chance to do something different, which can help to build up a range of movement skills.
Free play is also a great way to get movement in and you can be creative with ways to boost the intensity of play.