Is the lack of physical activity strategy for children complicit mass child neglect?

Dec 10, 2013

A rapidly burgeoning evidence base demostrates a link between academic performance and physical fitness (closely linked to physical activity) for children of all ages and socioeconomic groups. There is also an inverse association between physical fitness and reported violent and antisocial incidents in school. Physical education, games and sport for children have a demonstrable positive impact on physical health, and affective, social and cognitive function. Futhermore, physical activity habits in childhood seem to determining in part, adult physical activity behaviour, which is a key determinant of adult health. 

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