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Overweight children just as active as normal-weight children

…but do they perform enough physical activity?

  • Overweight children more physically active than expected
  • Children with- and without overweight do not meet physical activity standard
  • National initiatives to promote physical activity seem to be paying off

It turns out that overweight children are just as physically active as normal-weight children.  Nevertheless, a large portion of all children does not meet the physical activity standard of sixty minutes moderate to intense physical activity a day. This is concluded by a group of Dutch scientists who studied the physical activity of 57 Dutch children during an entire week. Due to the short study period and the small number of children that have been studied, the scientists are cautious with their conclusions for now. 

 
 

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