The benefits of physical activity for youth are becoming better understood through research. Facts: - 50% of children are inactive - Less than 10% do more than the recommended daily exercise (1 hour/day) - Youth activity peaks between ages 10-12 and trends down as they age. - 50% of youth play registered sports - 9% of youth boys meet the minimum physical activity guidelines in Canada - 4% of youth girls meet same. Dr. Nick Holt of the University of Alberta tells us more. Click here for more information about the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation.