Report shows decline in children’s fitness

Scientists have found that cardiovascular endurance among children has been falling by about 5 per cent every decade.

Scientists in Australia analysed data spanning 46 years and involving more than 25 million youngsters and found that children today can’t run as fast as their parents did back in the 1970s.

The report says the decline in cardiovascular endurance is probably down to a number of reasons including social and behavioural factors.

Al Jazeera’s Emma Hayward has reports from the UK.

Source: Al Jazeera

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