How active are our children? Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study
A major study into children’s exercise published in medical journal BMJ Open Researchers from University College London strapped accelerometers (basically a souped-up pedometer) to six and a half thousand children aged 7 to 8, measuring their activity over a week. – Whilst 51% of the children were getting the hour of exercise per day recommended by the government, 49% weren’t. – Exactly half of the kids in the study were sedentary for at least 6.4 hours a day.- Greenspace is explicitly mentioned in the report as a factor in improving children’s activity levels.