The pressure to raise standardized test scores may be contributing to this country's childhood obesity epidemic.
According to a new study of all 50 states, only six states, not including Texas, implement enough gym time for elementary school students, and no states have strong enough regulations at the high school level.
The author of the study, a University of Georgia professor, said new pressures in the classroom could be to blame. Schools are cutting physical education time so students have more time to hits the books.
Right now, there are no federal guidelines for P.E., but national experts recommend elementary school kids get 150 minutes of exercise a week, while older children need 225 minutes a week.