Survey: Kids prefer sports to exercise

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Lots of kids play a sport, but do you spend more time exercising on your own instead of joining a sport? We surveyed kids in four 6th-grade classes. Our prediction was playing a sport more often to get your workout would have more votes.

So many kids in our school are athletes, and they say they work out so they can be better prepared for their sport. There were very few kids who were exercising just to exercise. They wanted to have a goal. Kids said they joined sports to be with friends and to do something that they love with kids who feel the same way. The majority of the class picked playing sports, while two to three kids picked exercising at home. We really enjoyed doing this survey because we are very athletic ourselves.

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