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Evelyn Vuko, Education Columnist
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Youth Movement: How To Put Exercise Into Play
Sam slogs through the hallway at half-speed, shoelaces untied and slapping the floor like al dente spaghetti. His favorite exercise is sitting, which he does as much as possible at home and in fourth grade. He avoids sports and dislikes outdoor activities, preferring to munch cookies and sip sodas while watching TV or playing computer games. Though his schoolwork and friendships are lagging behind, he's developing a belly and a sedentary lifestyle well beyond his 9 years of age.

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