Adolescent Boys Playing Soccer

Image Caption : A pair of adolescent males are engaged in a soccer match. They have some visible anatomy including skeletal muscles and bones heart and cardiovascular features and kidneys. The visualization illustrates a story about the importance of exercise for teenagers health. Obesity in the teen years is associated with cardiovascular disease diabetes and eventual adult obesity so measures to ensure that kids stay in shape are a top priority. Helping teens find activities and sports that they can enjoy with friends will help them stay active throughout life. Photo credit: Tommy Wang

Play and Playthings

Spontaneous or voluntary recreational activities pursued for enjoyment and accessories or equipment used in the activities; includes games, toys, etc.

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