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Kids need to step up physical activity, report says

Schools are good place to boost participation

9:26 PM, Mar. 8, 2013
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Despite years of prodding from their parents, teachers and doctors, kids and teens still aren't doing nearly enough physical activity, and changes need to be made in schools to help kids step it up, says a report released Friday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

A recent government survey found that only 29 percent of high school students participated in 60 or more minutes a day of physical activity on each of the seven days prior to the survey. That's the amount recommended for kids and teens by the government's physical activity guidelines. Boys (38 percent) were more ...

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