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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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Associated Press

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