Would More Physical Education Reduce Youth Overweight?

The prevalence of youth overweight has risen dramatically over the past three decades in the U.S. and now represents an epidemic. Since 1970, the fraction of children that are overweight has nearly quadrupled among 6 to 11 year olds and more than doubled among 12 to 19 year olds. Currently, one in six children aged… Read More

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Physical Activity & School-related Factors

Research Paper Title School Related Factors and 1yr Change in Physical Activity amongst 9-11 year old English Schoolchildren. Background Activity levels are known to decline with age and there is growing evidence of associations between the school environment and physical activity. In this study the researchers investigated how objectively measured one-year changes in physical activity… Read More