Study: Girls play sports, but get less exercise

Categories: General sports

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According to a University of Minnesota study released earlier this week, girls are participating in sports in record numbers, but they are on the whole less fit.

"While some girls are physically active, many girls fail to meet minimal standards of physical activity needed to accrue developmental and health benefits, or worse, they are completely sedentary," writes Nicole LaVoi, who authored the report for the U's Tucker Center.

Translation: Suburban (mainly white) girls are able to get their soccer or broomball on like nobody's business. Poor (largely inner-city and minority) girls face more obstacles in going out for the team.


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