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New Study Tracks Kids' Exercise

Only a fourth are physically active enough.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds only one out of every four children between the ages of 12-15 meet the national guidelines on physical activity. Children in that age group are supposed to do at least one hour of moderate to vigorous exercise per day. The study did find that more than half the children exercised an hour a day five days a week.

The 2012 federal government study found more boys get physical activity than girls and nearly half of U.S. boys reported playing basketball.  Active girls were more likely to run.

Information for the study came from in-home interviews, physical examinations and surveys

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