The University of Essex is calling for more to be done to improve children’s fitness – after a study revealed levels are dropping at a faster rate than ever before.
The institution has been testing ten year olds in Chelmsford for 16 years – and says muscle strength has dipped by 20 percent – suggesting less activity.
Muscle endurance has also dipped by 30 percent.
Experts at the Uni say lack of exercise in youngsters can have serious health implications later in life.
It also appears traditional exercises are becoming less appealing to young people.
Dr Gavin Sandercock leads the study – he’s told us more: