Topic: Physical activity

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Updated guidelines for US children and youth

Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. There are new key guidelines for children ages three through five and updated...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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Inactive kids at risk of falls and fractures in old age

Sedentary children are more likely to suffer musculoskeletal disorders like osteoporosis in later life making them more prone to debilitating falls and fractures in old age. Brittle bones, fractures and loss of muscle mass and strength...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Sharon Brennan-Olsen, Associate ProfessorChristine Rodda and Dr Rachel Duckham

For children, playing is the adventure

A new pilot project in England, funded by the government sponsored national sports agency, aims to use ‘play as a springboard into sport’. In this first of a two-part blog, Adrian Voce explains why such...Read more
|3 comments|author: Adrian Voce

New research highlights impact of street play

Two new reports highlight both the public health and the wider social benefits of children playing out in the streets where they live. Adrian Voce reports. New research, evaluating a three-year scheme funded by the UK...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Scottish children ‘among least active’

Scotland has been placed joint last in an international study of physical activity among children. The research found that Scotland had one of the best environments and infrastructure for outdoor play among the 38 nations that...Read more
|Comment|author: Editor - BBC News

Transforming suburbs to promote physical activity

Urban developers and civic leaders in the Netherlands focus their efforts on creating environments that promote opportunities for physical activity and healthy living in the suburban parts of the country. The suburb of Huizum in the northern part of the Netherlands...Read more
|Comment|author: Marketa Vesela