Early Teens Lack Exercise As Never Before

July 2008
Running & FitNews;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p1
The article reports on the longitudinal analysis which found that physical activity among American children steadily declines after reaching nine years old. It found that by age 15, fewer than a third of the participants meet the government's recommended guidelines of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per day. This indicates the need for immediate program and policy action at the family, community, school, health care, and governmental levels to address the problem.


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