Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Kids Everywhere Too Sedentary: Study

“American kids aren't the only ones being couch potatoes these days, according to new study of more than 70,000 young teens from 34 countries. From Argentina to Zambia, Regina Guthold of the World Health Organization in Geneva and her colleagues found, most kids aren't getting enough exercise, while nearly a third are sedentary. And while thoughts of the ‘third world’ may bring to mind long walks to school and heavy physical labor for children, this isn't what Guthold and her team found. ‘With regards to physical activity levels, we did not find much of a difference between poor and rich countries...


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