A Physically Active Child, Equals, A Physically Active Adult?

Published: March 10, 2015

My physical activity as a child and during adulthood always evokes happy memories. I had supportive parents, friends and teachers who encouraged me to be physically active in and out of school, something that I am now passing on to my two young children.

Physical inactivity is one of the most worrying problems of the 21st century as a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of obesity, chronic illnesses and poor general fitness levels in society (Morano and Colella, 2012). Research suggests that inadequate physical activity contributes to obesity as indicated by Bailey et al. (2009) and Bailey and Kirk (2009) causing significant health issues such as diabetes (Green, 2014).

The aim of this research is to explore the link between physical activity during the school years, and subsequent participation in adulthood, focusing on females now aged between twenty and thirty.

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