The talk test is a wonderful rule of thumb to go by with kids!. I used to take a walking class and my instructor used that as a way for us to know when to walk 'harder'. If you dont have that gauge, it is super easy to just stroll and not really get a good workout. So I always followed the talk rule.. well, actually for me it was the sing rule. The important part though is that you do exercise that actually causes you to lose your breath a little. That is what most kids dont understand quite yet!View Thread
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