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  1. Fat kids are getting fatter!

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  2. Physical Activity in U.S. Youth Aged 12-15 Years – 2012

    About one-quarter (24.8%) of youth engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, including activities both in school and outside of school, for at least 60 minutes daily. Only 7.6% did not engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for 60 minutes on any day of the week.

    Among boys, 27.0% engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes daily compared with 22.5% of girls. More than one-half (60.2%) of boys surveyed and about one-half (49.4%) of girls engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes on 5 days or more each week. Among boys, 6.4% did not engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on any day of the week compared with 8.7% of girls. Differences between boys and girls were not statistically significant.

    Among boys who reported physical activity of any intensity in the past week, the most common activity was basketball, with about one-half (48.0%) of all active boys reporting that they played basketball. The second most common activity among physically active boys was running (33.5%), followed by football (27.4%). Among girls who reported physical activity of any intensity in the past week, the most common activity was running, with about one-third (34.9%) reporting that they ran. The second most common activity reported by girls was walking, with 27.6% reporting that they walked, and the third most common activity was playing basketball (21.4%).

    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics


  3. Sugar: spinning a web of influence

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