Lack of physical activity among girls leading to poor mental health and low aspirations, warn experts
This information was taken from a research study in the UK and it makes for very interesting reading regarding gender difference in physical activity levels. New figures show boys aged between eight and 15 spend almost twice as much time doing sport activities as girls of same age. The study also revealed that girls spend an average of 25 minutes a day on sports activities, compared with 40 minutes for boys. The study also revealed that the biggest drop-off in girls participating in sports activities occurs during the transition from primary to secondary school, with disruption to friendship groups and declining body confidence affecting girls’ participation in PE and sport. The study really highlights the importance to finding a sport or exercise that both boys and girls can enjoy, because we know that children play sport for two main reasons, friendship and fun.
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