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May 03, 2018 Thursday 04:40:34 PM IST

Don't Let Them Be Couch Potatoes!

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Germany: Physical activity plays a crucial role in the health of children and young people. Studies led by the World Health Organisation, however, show that physical activity has decreased over the years. In the early years, children’s own motor skills and physical self-image play a key role in increasing time spent in exercise. 

Sport scientists and psychologists at the University of Münster (Germany) have now proved how these factors interact. How children’s motor competence and physical self-concept interact is particularly important, says their study, specifically with reference to the “accuracy” of children’s self-perception of their motor skills. “Accuracy” means that a child can validate if s/he tends to be less sporty, averagely so, or sportier than others. 

This aspect is important for children with weight issues as the researchers have found a positive effect that this measure of accuracy has on future physical activity especially for children who are under- or overweight.



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