According to a new report, a slight increase in physical activities for children between the ages of 8 and 11 would result in 340,000 fewer obese and overweight youth – a reduction of more than 4 percent.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests that elementary school-aged children who participate in 25 minutes of physical activity three times a week would avoid medical costs and lost wages totaling $21.9 billion over the course of their lifetime. Learn more about this new research here, and download the full findings here.
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