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Teen fitness drops

Not as many teens are working on their fitness these days.

The National Center for Health Statistics reports teenagers' circulatory and respiratory systems are not supporting physical activity like they used to.

In 1999, more than 50% of teens were fit.  But in 2012, only half of boys, and one-third of girls, were.

Experts say this is significant because one in five teens in the United States is obese.

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