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New State Report on Physical Fitness: San Ramon Valley Students Above State and County Averages

Students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District are in good physical shape compared to students across California.

The San Ramon Valley's fifth-, seventh- and ninth-grade students are more fit on average than those in Contra Costa County and in the state overall, according to a state reported released Thursday.

Just about 6 percent of the tweens and teens in the San Ramon Valley aren't getting enough exercise.

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson on Thursday released the 2009-2010 report on California Physical Fitness Report for grades 5, 7 and 9.

Torlakson announced plans for a statewide campaign to improve the health and fitness of California's 6.2 million schoolchildren.

"Nothing is more important than the health of our children, and today's results show that many of them need a helping hand to get fit and stay in shape," Torlakson said.

"The Team California for Healthy Kids campaign will help students adopt the healthy habits that will help them succeed in the classroom today – and help them stay healthy over a lifetime," he added.

Each grade has six activity catergories.

San Ramon Valley:

  Grade 5 Grade 7 Grade 9 Physical Fitness Area Total1
Tested % In HFZ % Not in HFZ Total1
Tested % In HFZ % Not in HFZ Total1
Tested % In HFZ % Not in HFZ Aerobic Capacity 2,184 88.6 11.4 2,180 91.0 9.0 2,165 89.9 10.1 Body Composition 2,184 85.6 14.4 2,180 85.2 14.8 2,165 88.1 11.9 Abdominal Strength 2,184 88.6 11.4 2,180 92.2 7.8 2,165 97.1 2.9 Trunk Extensor Strength 2,184 86.0 14.0 2,180 87.8 12.2 2,165 93.9 6.1 Upper Body Strength 2,184 86.2 13.8 2,180 78.8 21.2 2,165 89.1 10.9 Flexibility 2,184 79.0 21.0 2,180 71.8 28.2 2,165 84.2 15.8

Contra Costa County:

  Grade 5 Grade 7 Grade 9 Physical Fitness Area Total1
Tested % In HFZ % Not in HFZ Total1
Tested % In HFZ % Not in HFZ Total1
Tested % In HFZ % Not in HFZ Aerobic Capacity 12,367 68.6 31.4 11,754 73.3 26.7 12,315 70.0 30.0 Body Composition 12,367 72.6 27.4 11,754 71.8 28.2 12,315 74.2 25.8 Abdominal Strength 12,367 78.3 21.7 11,754 84.7 15.3 12,315 91.1 8.9 Trunk Extensor Strength 12,367 80.1 19.9 11,754 84.9 15.1 12,315 88.5 11.5 Upper Body Strength 12,367 72.3 27.7 11,754 70.1 29.9 12,315 79.7 20.3 Flexibility 12,367 58.6 41.4 11,754 62.3 37.7 12,315 66.4 33.6

State:

 

Grade 5

Grade 7

Grade 9

Physical Fitness Area

Total1
Tested

% In HFZ

% Not in HFZ

Total1
Tested

% In HFZ

% Not in HFZ

Total1
Tested

% In HFZ

% Not in HFZ

Aerobic Capacity

442,845

65.3

34.7

436,923

67.0

33.0

439,251

64.1

35.9

Body Composition

442,845

68.5

31.5

436,923

68.9

31.1

439,251

71.3

28.7

Abdominal Strength

442,845

79.4

20.6

436,923

85.3

14.7

439,251

87.0

13.0

Trunk Extensor Strength

442,845

88.2

11.8

436,923

90.3

9.7

439,251

91.7

8.3

Upper Body Strength

442,845

69.4

30.6

436,923

72.7

27.3

439,251

77.3

22.7

Flexibility

442,845

70.4

29.6

436,923

77.7

22.3

439,251

82.0

18.0

Source: California Department of Education

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