Can toddlers get too much exercise?

Posted by Kelsey Wheatcroft - email

(NBC) - Taking toddlers to exercise in a mini gym designed just for them is extremely popular these days. For the most part, it's very beneficial for teaching gross motor skills, but doctors caution about getting too much of a good thing.

Pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Weiss says, "We have to be careful of their bodies. Overuse injuries are an issue even in very young kids in this day and age. So allowing families and children to learn about how much is too much, is very important."

Dr. Weiss does support being active at an early age, but she warns parents not to have heightened expectations.