Monday, 28 May 2012

Physical Activity

Friend groups may encourage kids to be more active

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids in after-school programs often increase their own physical activity if they make friends who run and jump around more than they do, a new study from Tennessee has found. Though not completely surprising, that finding could be important as parents, after-school teachers and camp counselors try to encourage youngsters to move more and head-off obesity before it starts, researchers said. The results are also in line with research that's been done in teens and adults, who tend to look like the rest of their friend group in terms of weight and fitness level. ... read more..

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