VIDEO: New fitness tool to help children be healthy, have high self-esteem

CINCINNATI -- Children who get regular aerobic exercise are healthy, in better moods and have high self-esteem, according to doctors at Cincinnati Children's Heart Institute.

The HealthWorks! program introduced a new tool Wednesday - a fitness video - which leads children through one hour of cardio segments.

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By getting kids on their feet and into exercise, doctors believe the number of obese children will drop.

Bob Siegel, director of the Center for Health & Nutrition says they treat more than 2,000 children per year for obesity issues.

"It's a very big problem in general, but in the Cincinnati area about 40 percent of kids are overweight or obese by the time they hit middle school," Siegel said. "We're doing everything we can to get kids eating better and more active."

WATCH the player above for scenes from the video's debut.

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