Childhood obesity: Many 12-year-olds now unable to jump, throw or catch a ball


The Irish Times:

Teachers and health experts say they have witnessed a worrying deterioration in children’s physical and motor skills over the past decade or more.

Research by University College Cork indicates that skills which were generally mastered by six-year-olds – such as jumping, throwing, catching or hitting any type of sports ball – are now out of reach for many children by the time they reach 12 or 13. Read article

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