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Physical activity research


Children’s physical activity levels may start reducing as early as the age of seven, rather than during adolescence as is widely believed, according to new long-term research led at the University of Strathclyde.

The findings also show there is no evidence to indicate that the decline is greater among girls than boys.

The researchers tracked the physical activity levels of a representative sample of around 400 children. These children took part in the Gateshead Millennium Cohort Study in North East England between 2006 and 2015.

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