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New physical fitness guidelines issued: Less than 1 in 3 get enough exercise

TLDR:

  • Just 1 in 5 teens meet the recommended amount of exercise.
  • Recommendations for kids ages 3 to 5 : The guidelines say preschool-aged children should be “active throughout the day to enhance growth and development,”
  • Exercise for teens need to focus more on muscle-strengthening & bone-strengthening
  • Adults continue to need at least 150 mins per week of aerobic & muscle-strengthening exercise
  • Only 26 percent of men and 19 percent of women currently meet the requirements, according to HHS

Read the full guidelines here

 

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