Physical Activity, Inactivity, and Health During Youth—The Year That Was 2017

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It is well known that physical activity is important for children’s current and future mental and physical health. Despite this, there appears to be a secular decline in children’s physical activity (Cameron et al. [2]; Dalene et al. [3]). Furthermore, (frustratingly) interventions aiming to increase children’s physical activity have limited success (Metcalf et al. [10]), demonstrating a need for more information on the amenability of activity levels to change.

Rowlands is with the Diabetes Research Centre, University of Leicester, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom; NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, Leicester, United Kingdom; and Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

Address author correspondence to Alex V. Rowlands at alex.rowlands@le.ac.uk.
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