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How to encourage kids to be more physically active

 

Last updated 1/24/2013 at Noon

Kids who embrace physical activity from a young age are less likely to be overweight or obese as adults.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY - When today’s parents reflect on their childhood, many likely recall seemingly endless days spent playing outdoors. But when today’s kids become tomorrow’s parents, chances are their recollections won’t recall nearly as much time spent idling the days away under the sun.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 17 percent of American children and adolescents between the ages of 2 to 19 are obese. The rise in overweight or obese children is likely a byproduct of several factors, not the least of which is that many of today’s kids prefe...



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