Gym Classes Lack Significant Activity

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The National Association of Sport and Physical Education says middle and high school kids should get 45 minutes of gym a day. But no matter how often kids attend gym, it turns out they aren't moving around much anyway. Cornell University researchers found that when it comes to gym, kids are active for an average of 16 minutes per class. The study doesn't say what they are doing the rest of the time.

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Good morning, I'm Lynn Neary.

The National Association of Sport and Physical Education says middle and high school kids should get 45 minutes of gym a day. But no matter how often kids attend gym, it turns out they aren't moving around much anyway. Cornell University researchers found, when it comes to gym, kids are active for an average of 16 minutes per class. The study doesn't say what they are doing the rest of the time. Most parents probably don't want to know.

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