Study: Kids are less fit than their parents were

Daily News Staff Report

Today’s kids can’t keep up with their parents, according to an analysis of studies on millions of children around the world. The studies find that kids today don’t run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young, the Associated Press reported.

On average, it takes children 90 seconds longer to run a mile than their counterparts did 30 years ago. Heart-related fitness has declined 5 percent per decade since 1975 for children ages 9 to 17.

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