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Child exercise time overestimated

9th September 2008

UK research has shown that parents "vastly overestimate" how much exercise their child is taking.

According to a study carried out by the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, parents said their child was taking two hours of exercise when in reality it was less than half an hour. Professor Alan Maryon-Davis, president of the Faculty of Public Health, said: "This study shows just how inadequate our current information on children's physical activity is."


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