WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Pediatricians say it is important children get daily exercise as they go back to school virtually.

One said a little bit can go a long way.

"It can increase cardiovascular endurance, help to improve large muscle strength and endurance, and also help to improve kids' focus. It can help to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression," Dr. Maria Cengia, a pediatrician with Novant Health, said.

The American Academy of Pediatrics said kids should get 60 minutes of exercise each day.

One teacher and mom of three knows exercise is important to her kids' future.

"Sometimes we like to eat unhealthy snacks, and we have a lot of chronic conditions in our family, so I try to be proactive to keep all of that at bay and help them lead a healthier life," Britney Dent said.