Kids Take Part In Less Physical Activity As They Get Older

July 16, 2008

According to a new study, children take part in less physical activity as they get older, especially once they hit their middle teen years around the age of 15.Boston (ChattahBox) – According to a new study, children take part in less physical activity as they get older, especially once they hit their middle teen years around the age of 15.

The study was released by the University of California, San Diego.

It looked at children and their exercise habits as they age.

In total, the study included over 1,000 youths across 10 cities took part, starting in 2000.

They found after collecting the data that the amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity kids took part in saw a great decline from the age 9 to the age of 15.

The decline was widespread as well, in more than 30% of all kids between those age groups.

At the age of 9, they found that children engaged in around 3 hours of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day on the weekend and weekdays. By the age 15 though, it dropped to under 1 hour each weekday, and only 35 minutes on weekends.

The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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