Parent Interventions: Don't Let Children Drink Too Much Juice, Sugar Water With Little Nutrients  |  Technology Inceptions: Low-Cost Tissue Freezing Device to Help In Breast Cancer Treatment  |  Science Innovations: Exomoons May Become Quasi-planets  |  Science Innovations: Blue Tongue Lizard Babies As Clever as Adults  |  Parent Interventions: Quality Sleep for Teen Health   |  Technology Inceptions: MIT Develops Artificial 'Muscles' Based on Fibers  |  Career News: UGC-NET June 2019 Results Announced  |  International Edu News: Varsities of G-7 countries form alliance  |  National Edu News: IIITD&M to host world meet on energy  |  Science Innovations: Predictive Data to Help Cancer Patients Know Progress of Treatment  |  Technology Inceptions: DNA Data Storage, Social Robots to Metalenses-Top 10 Emerging Technologies   |  Career News: Civil Services Prelims 2019 Results Published  |  Health Monitor: E-Tattoo To Monitor Your Heart  |  Science Innovations: Making Fertiliser from Brewery Wastewater  |  Teacher Insights: Posterior Parietal Cortex Plays Crucial Role in Processing of Visual Stimuli  |  
  • Pallikkutam Magazine
  • Companion Magazine
  • Mentor
  • Smart Board
  • Pallikkutam Publications

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

Don't Let Them Be Couch Potatoes!

Education Information

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.