Most American kids aren’t getting enough physical activity — and that could wind up costing the US billions

Whitney Houston once sang, “I believe the children are our future.” We agree. But we’re worried that many kids won’t reach a healthy future because they aren’t active enough today and won’t be as they grow older. Based on results from a model we just published in the journal Health Affairs, too little physical activity among children now and later will translate into heart attacks, diabetes, cancer, and billions of dollars of avoidable health care costs. Fewer than one-third of children are “ Read more….

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