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More evidence Canadian kids not active enough

A new survey by leading medical journal The Lancet indicates that young Canadian teens are inactive.

According to the survey, between 70 and 79 percent of Canadian boys aged 13 to 15 are not getting enough daily activity. For girls the same age the range climbs is 80 to 89 percent.

The physical activity of Canadian kids has gone down between 2001 and 2006, the study says.

Canadian adults have a so-so record of physical activity, says a global couch potato survey. But it’s our kids who urgently need to ditch their iPhones and run somewhere. Full story

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