Making the economic case for more play
May 2017: Health Affairs
Increasing physical activity among children is a potentially important public health intervention. Quantifying the economic and health effects of the intervention would help decision makers understand its impact and priority. This report suggests that if 50 percent of children in the US exercised for 25 mins daily, $8.1 billion in direct medical costs and $13.8 billion in lost productivity could be averted.
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