Analysis: US Children Fail At Physical Activity

So why is Physical Education getting cut from the school budget???


WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A new analysis has found that children in the U.S. are failing at physical activity.

A report card presented on April 29 at the Congressional Fitness Caucus briefing in Washington, D.C. gave children an ‘F’ on physical activity. This is the first U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, Live Science reported. 

For avoiding sedentary behaviors and for children’s overall physical activity, the country earned ‘D’s’. Nearly 54 percent of children spend more than two hours daily in front of a TV or computer for noneducational reasons and that’s why the ‘D’ in sedentary behavior was given. 

Also, only 8 percent of kids ages 12 to 15 get more than 60 minutes of moderate activity a day earning a ‘D minus’ in that category.

“Physical-activity levels in American youth fall far below the recommended level, with only about one-quarter of children aged 6 to…

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Very Interesting.

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