Teens Not Eating Right Or Getting Enough Exercise (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

June 27, 2013 Updated Jun 27, 2013 at 2:40 PM EDT

UNITED STATES (www.incnow.tv) -- The typical teenager is falling short of the suggested guidelines for physical activity and diet.

That's according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health, which surveyed nearly 10,000 students between 11 and 16 years old.

They found only half of American youth exercise five or more days a week and just one in three eat fruits and vegetables daily.

26-percent of teens were considered to be unhealthy because they consumed large amounts of junk food and were more likely to spend over two hours playing video games, watching T.V. or in front of a computer.

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