June 21, 2012
Early Predictors Of Sedentary Behavior In Children Identified
Kids are more active if their TV time is restricted or they are involved in school sports clubs, among other associations, according to a study published June 20 in the open access journal PLoS ONE.
The authors, led by Mark Pearce of Newcastle University, reveal that children are not spending enough time being active and that girls are already becoming more sedentary than boys by the age of eight.
Pearce explains, "Given the importance of physical activity to maintain good health, we know we need to get our kids moving more. What we hadn't known until now is how young we need to be catching them, or the reasons that lay behind their lack of activity."
On the Net: