Exercise levels decline ‘long before adolescence’

The BBC reports that children go off exercise from age 7…

Adolescence is thought to be the time when children go off exercise – but a study in The British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests it happens much earlier, around the age of seven.

Sitting is replacing physical activity from the time children start school, the research suggests.

Children should get at least an hour of exercise a day.

Children aged seven spent half their day sitting, and by the age of 15 this had gone up to three-quarters of their day spent sitting.

“Schools should be more active environments. There should be more activity breaks to break up long periods of sitting.”

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