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Obesity Rates amongst Kids UP or down…Who knows?

Funny and Frustrating…..Conflicting reports always tend to amuse me and frustrate me. Who is right. Any takers to give their opinion?

Opinion 1:

Child obesity shows new signs of decline…..

The rate of obesity in children under ten is showing signs of levelling off and could even be in decline, according to a report by the DCSF


Opinion 2:

Recent research has indicated that children’s fitness levels in the UK are falling faster than anywhere else in the world. Global fitness levels in the past decade have fallen on average 4%; however, shocking statistics reveal the figure for the UK is 8%.

In a running test, the average 1998 10 year old would beat 95% of their peers today.

Opinion 3 – MINE:

The best thing to do, no matter what the figures are and who supplies them is just keep active through engaging in fun activities as a family that keep your heart rate moving. Engage with those kids mum and dad.. J