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Girls, young women less likely than boys and men to get needed exercise

Fewer teenage girls than boys report meeting recommended exercise levels, and the disparity widens after high school, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics found. Around 78% of high-school girls say they are physically active, but only 62% of young women say they are, compared with 88% of boys and 73% of young men, respectively, and the researchers say cultural norms and distribution of resources may be factors.

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