At least 90 minutes of exercise per day, 12,000 steps, and not more than 60 minutes of TV and computer consumption for kids aged between 6 and 11: These are only three of the rec-ommendations made by German sports scientists in an “expert consensus”. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) contributed to this consensus. Enhancing exercise of kids and adolescents will also be in the focus of the Kids Gymnastics Congress that will take place on KIT Campus South from June 21 to 23, 2013.
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