HEALTHY LIVING

Experts: School Fitness Programs Not Active Enough

04/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Fitness programs in schools help to get children moving, but experts say more is needed to curb rising obesity rates.

Instead of low intensity aerobic exercise, which dominates most school programs, Frederick Hahn, the author of the new book "Strong Kids, Healthy Kids," believes the emphasis should be on strength training and eating the right foods.

"All kids need to let off steam," he told Reuters. "But almost all the so-called fitness programs for kids are wrong-headed."

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