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ACSM is fortunate to be the go-to source on sports medicine and exercise science for several national and international media outlets. You can find some of our most recent coverage below, or you can view archived articles.  

Just 1 In 4 US Kids Gets Enough Exercise

by Morgan Jones | May 01, 2014

Childhood obesity has gotten plenty of attention, but are behaviors that may prevent it really changing? A new report explored the state of physical activity among US youth.

The report examined a variety of aspects of the physical activity levels of American children and teens, and found mixed results.

The report found that only about a quarter of children meet the recommended guidelines for daily physical activity levels.

This new report — the "2014 U.S. Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth" — was produced by the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA), a non-profit organization.

To read the full report, please visit

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