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Just 1 in 4 young teens meet U.S. fitness guidelines

1 in 4 young teens meet fitness goals

Young teens aren't exactly embracing the government's Let's Move mantra, the latest fitness data suggest. Only 1 in 4 U.S. kids ages 12 to 15 meet the recommendations — an hour or more of moderate to vigorous activity every day. The results are based on about 800 kids who self-reported their activity levels and had physical exams as part of the 2012 National Youth Fitness Survey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released partial results today from the fitness survey, which involved children ages 3 to 15.

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20,000 People who died in natural disasters in 2013, about twice as many as in 2012, according to German insurance company Munich Re.

$125B Costs of disasters in 2013, with insured losses of $31 billion. This compares with costs of $173 billion and insured losses of $65 billion in 2012.

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