lundi 11 juin 2018

Boys do more exercise than girls, research finds

Girls and young women, especially those from lower income backgrounds and ethnic minorities, do far less physical activity than is recommended

Adolescent girls and young women are less likely to engage in heart-rate raising recreational activities than their male peers, and when they do keep at it for shorter periods of time, research has revealed.

Current guidelines in the UK and US recommend that children and teens undertake at least an hour of moderate or vigorous physical activity a day, with adults advised to aim for 150 minutes a week.

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from Children | The Guardian

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