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Children playing soccer outdoors as an example of increasing Physical Activity and Fitness

Physical Activity

Studies show that regular physical activity reduces the risk for depression, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, stroke, and certain kinds of cancer. Yet, only 1 in 5 adults meet the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans External Web Site Icon and less than 3 in 10 high school students get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day (CDC) External Web Site Icon.

Summary Table

This summary of Task Force findings to increase physical activity can be used as a reference, included in presentations, or shared with colleagues.

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