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Couch potatoes start early: How to get kids moving

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing We know that American adults are couch potatoes. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, only 5% of US adults are physically active for 30 minutes every day, and only one in three gets the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity every week. Itís understood that people get less active as they get older, but we generally think of children as being physically…

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