No, activity must be addressed for success, but being active does not have to equate to regimented exercise regimens. Getting active can be as simple as walking, gardening, playing hopscotch, jumping rope, or playing at the playground. It just means moving for a certain amount of time each day. Avoid using the word exercise, if it makes your child gun shy or less confident. Any activity where the child is standing is “active time” though obviously some activities are more vigorous than others.