Health & Fitness: Getting an F For Flabby

U.S. youth comes up short on endurance, strength and flexibility

It promises to be this spring's hot number for teens and tots: a foam-padded T shirt that instantly transforms the wearer into an incredible hulk. Already, 40,000 of the Power-Ts (at a hefty $19.95 each) have been snapped up for children eager to flaunt fake pecs.

Alas, too many need to do so, for few can boast any real brawn. "It's the best-kept secret in America today -- the lack of youth fitness," declares former Pro Football Coach George Allen, chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. "It's a disgrace." The alarm comes as a shock to most...

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