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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Youth Sports May Not Offer Enough Exercise

This was published in the Wall Street Journal Yesterday

"The majority of children who participate in 'team sports' don't meet the federal recommendation of one hour a day of moderate-to-vigorous exercise, according to a study released Monday.

The federal-government guidelines recommend children and teens get at least 60 minutes per day. It is estimated that fewer than 10% meet the goal.

Many parents believe if their children participate in team sports, they they must be getting enough exercise. Researches at San Diego State and the University of California, San Diego showed that isn't necessarily the case.

Just 2% of softball players, and fewer than 10% of team sports participants met the 60-minute exercise goal at practice."

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