Regular physical activity is essential to good health. This podcast discusses the importance of young people developing good exercise habits early. Created: 6/16/2016 by MMWR.
Date Released: 6/16/2016. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Young and Active
Disparities in Adolescent Residence in Neighborhoods Supportive of Physical
Activity — United States 2011-2012
Recorded: June 14, 2016; posted: June 16, 2016
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Regular physical activity is essential, but it’s especially important that young people develop good exercise habits early. Unfortunately, only one in four U.S. high-school students get the recommended one hour of physical activity each day. Some kids prefer to stay inside with technology; others live in neighborhoods where recreation facilities are unsafe or unavailable. Parents: Work with neighbors and local officials to ensure young people have adequate places for physical activity. Also, encourage kids to participate in sports and other activities where they can be regularly active.
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