Health timebomb

16th June 2000 at 01:00
CHILDREN are doing less exercise today than a decade ago, prompting concern over the increased risk of heart disease, weak bones and obesity later on in life.

A study by the British Heart Foundation found a third of boy and nearly 40 per cent of girls aged two to seven did not play actively for the recommended seven hours a week. By the age of 15, time spent on exercise dropped to four hours for girls, while boys managed eight.


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