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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

Which of the following is NOT part of national guidelines for physical activity for adolescents?

  1. a. Engage in at least 60 minutes of strenuous aerobic physical activity at least five days a week.
  2. b. Engage in bone-strengthening activities at least three days a week.
  3. c. Engage in muscle-strengthening activities at least three days a week.
  4. d. Engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity almost every day.

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Regular physical activity improves the academic and physical performance of children as compared to physically inactive adolescents. Therefore, adolescents belonging to the age group of six to seventeen years are recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services to follow certain guidelines related to physical activity to promote fitness and health among them.

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer.

Option a. is given as “Engage in at least 60 minutes of strenuous aerobic physical activity at least five days a week”.

National guidelines for physical activity for adolescents recommend strenuous physical activity for at least three days a week but not at least five days a week.

Hence, option a. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answer.

Option b. is given as “Engage in bone-strengthening activities at least three days a week”; is recommended of national guidelines for physical activity for adolescents...

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