11 Jan, 2016

ls the lack of physical activity strategy for children complicit mass child neglect?

BJSM Online First, published on December 11 2013    

A rapidly burgeoning evidence base demonstrates a link between academic performance and physical fitness (ciosely linked to physical activity) for children of all ages and socioeconomic groups. There is also an inverse association between physical fitness and reported violent and antisocial incidents in schools.  

Physical education, games and sport for children have a demonstrable positive impact on physical health, and affective, social and cogninve funcrion. Furthermore, physical activity habits in childhood seem to determine, in part, adult physical activity behaviour,  which is a key determinant of adult health.