Physical fitness in US youth assessed: NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM shows more activity needed

Although it is well documented that child and adolescent overweight and obesity have been increasing, little is known about actual fitness levels in these age groups. FITNESSGRAM is a comprehensive youth fitness educational, reporting, and promotional tool developed for use in schools. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers used FITNESSGRAM to study the fitness levels of a nationwide sample of 1st through 12th graders. —> Read More