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Chronic Conditions

Ten to twenty million children and adolescents in the United States have some form of chronic illness or disability. Chronic refers to a health condition that lasts anywhere from three months to a lifetime.

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Fitness and Children with Chronic Illnesses

Exercise is a way for children to keep fit, have fun, build self-esteem, and relate to other children. Even children with a serious chronic disease can enjoy the benefits of participating in safe and appropriate physical activity.

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