Kids Who Play Multiple Sports Have Lower Obesity Risk
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — About one in three teens is either overweight or obese. New research finds that high school students who played two or more sports were 22 percent less likely to have a weight problem.
Kids who walked or biked to school also had a lower risk while physical education classes didn’t seem to make a difference for high school kids.
FOX 4 Medical Reporter Meryl Lin McKean talked with Brent Akright, director of PE4Life, a Kansas City-based group focused on getting kids active for life.