US kids ex­er­cis­ing may save RM87b

New Straits Times - - World -

MI­AMI: In­creas­ing the num­ber of United States chil­dren who ex­er­cise for just un­der 30 min­utes few times a week could save tens of bil­lions in med­i­cal costs over their life­times. If even just half of chil­dren ex­er­cised that much, the na­tion could avoid US$21.9 bil­lion (RM87.6 bil­lion) in med­i­cal costs and lost wages over their life­times, said re­searchers at Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity on Mon­day. And if 100 per cent of all kids ex­er­cised, US$62.3 bil­lion could be averted and 1.2 mil­lion fewer youths would be over­weight or obese. Agen­cies

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