Providing mandatory physical education linked to fit students

Students in California school districts that complied with the state's mandatory physical education requirements were 29% more likely to be physically fit, compared with their peers in districts that did not follow the rules, a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found. Only about half of the 55 school districts that had compliance data met requirements that children get 200 minutes of physical education every 10 days, researchers found.

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