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January 21, 2014

Miami Heat, Michelle Obama Provide Healthy-Eating Tips for Youths

During the Miami Heat's visit to the White House, team members joined with Michelle Obama to film a PSA on healthy eating.

January 08, 2014

'Let's Move?' Most Teens Say 'No Thanks'

Just one in four teenagers between the ages of 12 and 15 engaged in the recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in 2012.

November 27, 2013

Regular Breaks From Sedentary Time Found to Improve Children's Health

Children who frequently take breaks from sedentary time could have lower levels of cardiometabolic risk, a new study suggests.

November 19, 2013

'Substantial' Declines Found in Children's Cardiovascular Fitness Worldwide

Across the world, children are approximately 15 percent worse off in terms of cardiovascular fitness than their parents were back when they were young.

November 05, 2013

Study: Telemedicine Can Help Rural Doctors Manage Childhood Obesity

Participation in an online learning network can help rural physicians improve their adherence to childhood-obesity-prevention guidelines, a study suggests.

September 11, 2013

Aerobic Fitness Can Boost Students' Memory, Learning, Study Finds

Higher levels of aerobic fitness can bolster a child's ability to learn and remember information, according to a new study.

September 09, 2013

One in 20 U.S. Children, Teens Classified as 'Severely Obese'

Between 4 and 6 percent of all U.S. youth are "severely obese," according to the American Heart Association.

September 06, 2013

D.C. Public Schools Join 'Let's Move! Active Schools' Initiative

All 111 D.C. public schools have agreed to participate in the Let's Move! Active Schools program.

August 30, 2013

CDC Reveals Positive Physical Education Trends Over Past Decade

More states and districts are paying closer attention to students' physical fitness since 2000, the CDC finds.

August 16, 2013

Childhood-Obesity Rates Leveled Off Over Past Decade, Report Finds

In total, 16.9 percent of U.S. children between the ages and 2 and 19 are considered obese, and 31.7 percent are considered either overweight or obese.

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