When it comes to physical activity, 19 is the new 60. That’s according to a study published in June, which examined data from 12,500 people who wore tracking devices for a week. “Activity levels at the end of adolescence were alarmingly low,” said the study’s senior author, Johns Hopkins Prof. Vadim Zipunnikov, “and by age 19, they were comparable to 60-year-olds.”
elementary school, a quarter of the boys and half the girls weren’t
getting even a single hour of “moderate-to-vigorous activity” each day.
By ages 12 to 19, those figures were even worse. American kids reach
their Geritol years before they’re old enough to drink.