Physical Activity

Did you know?

  • Nearly half of American youth aged 12-21 years are not vigorously active on a regular basis1
  • Participation in all types of physical activity declines strikingly as age or grade in school increases1
  • Health and fitness are linked to improved academic achievement and grades, and cognitive ability, as well as reduced truancy1

Studies show that exercise helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints for teens, as well as help them control weight. It’s easier for teens to exercise with support from family and friends. We recommend the following links for more information on how to empower teens to make physical activity part of their daily routine:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDCActivity

Alliance For A Healthier Generation

AllianceforHealthierGen

Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center

HarvardSPH