Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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VANCOUVER. x-08s. A new study found youth who have "couch potato" lifestyles are risking permanent, negative effects on their bone health. The study looked at over 300 youth and found those who were less active had weaker bones. University of British Columbia professor Heather McKay says the fact only 43 per cent of boys and nine per cent of girls were found to meet requirements of 60 minutes of physical activity per day is worrying.

("... in your life.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: The good news is that McKay says even if a young person spends 70 or 80 per cent of their day sedentary, an hour of activity can counteract that when it comes to bone heatlh.

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