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YMCA Survey: Kids Lacking Adequate Daily Exercise

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A YMCA survey found that 74 percent of children ages 5 to 10 do not get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day. The survey also found that despite growing rates of childhood obesity and chronic illness among the nation’s kids, only 15 percent of American parents rank overall physical health as the top concern for their children.

Financial security, education, and morals and ethics topped the list of parental priorities above physical health.

The Family Health Snapshot report comes in time for the YMCAs Healthy Kids Day event, meant to highlight the importance of healthy living for children. More >