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Study: Teenagers Are Not Getting The Daily Exercise They Need
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Study: Teenagers Are Not Getting The Daily Exercise They Need

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Sports like soccer, volleyball, football, cross country, and cheerleading have some Boston Public School students working out on a daily basis this fall... but the student-athletes do not make up for the majority. A study from the World Health Organization published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal said less than 20 percent of teenagers aged 11 to 17 are getting the exercise they need. The WHO said the study was the first to show global trends for adolescents' insufficient physical activity stating "urgent action" is needed. The study found that more than 80 percent of teenagers globally did not meet exercise recommendations, 85 percent of girls and 78 percent of boys. "They need someone to tell them to the purpose and the value ...