Arkansas Leads Nation in Getting Kids Active

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KARK) – Arkansas is ranked at the top of the 2016 Kids Movement Index.

That means children in the Natural State are logging more minutes of physical activity than in any other state in the nation.

The Index by GoNoodle, is an interactive website that gets kids moving, both in the classroom and at home. It encourages them to get into short bursts of physical activity that include dancing, stretching and brief exercise.

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway were ranked number 1 in the mid-size cities list of the Index, while Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers topped the small cities list and Fort Smith came in at number 7 on the small cities list.

The Kids Movement Index is based on over 3 billion minutes of physical activity that kids earned on GoNoodle between August 3, 2015 through May 31, 2016.

The CDC recommends that children get 60 minutes of physical activity a day, yet most children typically get less than 20 minutes.

GoNoodle is the leading provider of online movement videos and games that get kids moving with moderate to vigorous physical activity breaks at school and at home.

During the 2015-16 school year, more than 10 million elementary-age kids generated over 3 billion minutes of physical activity using GoNoodle in typically sedentary environments like classrooms and living rooms across all 50 states and in the top 200 US cities.

Using GoNoodle’s real-time capture of minutes of physical activity, the Kids Movement Index was created to help better understand how turning sedentary environments into active spaces positively impacts kids’ minutes of movement.

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