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Children Exercise Less as They Get Older


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American children become less active as they age, according to a report in The Journal of the American Medical Association.

Nine-year-old children usually exercise a couple of hours each day. However, when a child reaches adolescence, he or she becomes more sedentary.

Inactivity can cause many health problems later in life, such as heart disease and obesity.


to age: to get older.
adolescence: (usually) a person’s teenage years.
sedentary: inactive, sitting down a lot.
obesity: the state of being very fat.


  1. Hi
    Maybe their parents didnot order some of sports to them .
    Recognising some sports can help them for exercises and this information is very important for continuing exercise.
    Ihope parents help to their children about it .
    I think the best way is exercise , exercise ,exerciseeeeeeeeeeeee

  2. New toys’ appearance,such as computer games and various electric recreational machines,make the children not only waery of studying but also much more sedentary.The majority of the kids around the world,especially from the developed countries,are getting a greatdeal fatter.And the number is constantly increasing day after day.