Friday, January 24, 2014

New interactive infographic from the IOM on physical activity in schools

Did you know that less than half of youth get the recommended 60 minutes of daily vigorous to moderate-level physical activity? A new interactive infographic from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) shows how students can meet those requirements, based on recommendations from the 2013 IOM report Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School. Check out the website at

The IOM report says that even with busy schedules, youth can get 60 minutes of physical activity per day through taking advantage of active transport to and from school, classroom activity time, recess, physical education class, after-school programs, and intra and extramural sports. Share this link and help spread the word about this important topic. For more information and other resources from the report—including an animated video, myths and realities sheet, and action guide—visit 

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