Study Shows Children’s Inactivity Remains an Issue in Wake of Pandemic
[Source: Medical X-Press]
New research has revealed children’s physical activity in the UK has largely returned to pre-pandemic levels—but children are still more sedentary during the week.
The study, to be published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity and led by the University of Bristol, found that by summer last year 41% of children were meeting the national recommended physical activity guidelines of an hour on average of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. Although this shows an improvement from the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, when little more than a third (37%) were meeting this target, it means the majority of children were still found to be falling short.
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