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Old 03 Oct 2006, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY
A third of U.S. adolescents are unfit, according to a landmark analysis of health data, and experts say it's time to get them moving.

Russell Pate, professor of exercise science at the University of South Carolina, and colleagues based their conclusion on the number of kids who wear out quickly on a basic treadmill test.

The researchers also found that overweight teens are more likely to fail a cardiovascular fitness test than those at a normal weight, and males are slightly more likely to meet the fitness standard than females.

The team examined data on 3,287 boys and girls, ages 12 to 19, taken from a large government survey. Teens' heart rates were measured and oxygen intake was estimated during short treadmill tests.

The more oxygen people can take in during vigorous exercise, the fitter they are and the better their endurance during physical activity, Pate says. Maximum oxygen intake is considered the gold standard for determining cardiovascular fitness, he says.

The data were part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a series of periodic surveys that collect height, weight and other information on the U.S. population. Pate says this is the first time this particular data, collected from 1999 and 2002, has been analyzed.

Kids who are unfit are likely to become unfit adults, he says. Cardiovascular fitness reduces the risk of chronic disease and early death, as well as decreasing a person's ability to chase the dog, climb stairs quickly or play basketball and run without being exhausted, Pate says.

"About half the overweight adolescents failed to meet the fitness standard, but a large majority of the normal weight kids met it," Pate says. Other findings published in October's Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine:

• 28% of males and 38% of females, ages 18 and 19, did not meet the fitness standards.

• 30% of males and 33% of females, ages 14 to 15, did not pass the tests.

• The passing rates were no different between ethnic groups.

"These data clearly call for us to redouble our efforts to provide kids with high-quality physical activity in a range of settings from sports to PE classes to recreation programs to home-based activity," Pate says.

Charlene Burgeson, executive director of the National Association for Sport & Physical Education, a group of physical education and sports professionals, says, "This study reinforces the importance of all youth being physically active, spending minimal time in sedentary activities such as TV watching, and maintaining a healthy weight.

"As a society, it's time to move past the need to prove that there is a problem and to find ways to actually create environments and a culture where these healthy behaviors are the norm," Burgeson says.

One-third of children and teens — about 25 million kids — are overweight or on the brink of becoming so, which increases their risk of developing diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other illnesses, according to a government survey. James Hill, co-founder of America on the Move, which encourages increased physical activity, says, "This is more evidence that we have a crisis with our children's health. ... It is time for us to devote serious efforts now to get our kids more physically active."
Here is a way to create a healthier environment in schools particularly. You could for one, take away all the junk food in vending machines. Replace Coke and Fritos with juice and healthier snack foods. Second, school administrators could stop reducing the number of P.E. classes in favor of math, science, and english classes and whatnot.

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Teach these kids a little WILLPOWER. That's all it took for me, and now I'm practically anorexic.
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If anyone is actually surprised by this then they need to be shot. Personally I expected it to be higher.

It's not asif your government is doing anything to help the cause either.

Over here in England you can't walk down the street without someone persuading you to eat a mother-fucking carrott.

It's like asif we don't eat vegetables and live healthily we are going to die

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The one rule to life is this: "If they say it's bad for you, then it pretty much is...but that dont mean it isnt fun"

Look at me, for instance, I smoke, I drink, and I probably will be outlived by all those around me, but that doesnt mean Im unfit, or look like a fat ass...Be unhealthy, but have pride in the way you look...thats what its all about...
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As most of you know, you could call me out of shape.


I unlike most other "kids" do not plan on staying that way.


I have the willpower and hell, i'll be anorexic if I have to goddamnit.


*rant rant rant*


Situations seem to kill everything I build up though.
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