By Ken Reed

According to a new survey, only one in four U.S. teens 12 to 15 meet national guidelines for physical activity.

“It’s definitely very concerning to see that our kids are engaging in such a limited amount of physical activity each day when we are still battling” an obesity epidemic, said Dr. Stephen Pont, an Austin, Texas pediatrician and an expert on childhood obesity.

Pont suggested schools could do more by not cutting recess and giving kids more time for physical activity, including physical education classes.

See League of Fan’s report on physical education in schools.

Ken Reed, Sports Policy Director, League of Fans


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