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One Path to Fitter Kids: More P.E. at School
Date:1/22/2013

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  • Adding after-school physical activity programs: 10 minutes
  • Boosting access to parks: 1 minute
  • The study authors pointed out that combining the daily P.E. requirement, short activity breaks during school hours and active commuting to school would add up to 58 minutes of exercise for children.

    The study was published in the February issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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    The American Heart Association provides more information on children and physical activity.

    -- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

    SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, news release, Jan. 17, 2013


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