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Report: less walking to school contributing to inactivity in Canada

A Canadian report on exercise by children shows that only 4% of youth ages 12 to 17 years old meet the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Youth. That age group was given a D-.

One suggestion in the report is that parents are drving their kids more and more - to school, practices and events - and the walking, bicycling and skating are taking a back seat.

“By driving our kids to and from their destinations, we may be robbing them of an important source of physical activity, and contributing to lifelong unhealthy habits,” said Dr. Mark Tremblay, chief scientific officer of Active Healthy Kids Canada in a press release.

For more on the report, click here.

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