Children 'lacking in exercise'

Half of all seven-year-olds do not get enough exercise - and girls are far less active than boys, research shows.

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Govt maintains commitment to Olympic legacy

The Government have maintained their commitment to the Olympic legacy after the BMJ found half of seven-year-olds are not getting an hour of exercise daily:

We want children to exercise more which is why the Government is building on our Olympic and Paralympic legacy and investing £1 billion in community sport.

We have committed to giving primary schools £300 million of ring-fenced funding to improve PE and sport, and help all pupils to develop healthy, active lifestyles, and have invested a further £3 million to extend Change4Life School Sports Clubs to areas with the highest childhood obesity.

– A Department of Health spokesman

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