Sedentary Behavior and Motor Coordination

Kids who spend more than 3/4 of the day sedentary have worse coordination than those who are more active. A recent study shows that boys who spent more than 76% of the day in front of a computer screen or TV were 9.2 times more likely to have poor coordination, and girls 5.1 times. The authors noted that periods of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity during periods of the day may not overcome high levels of sedentary behavior.

PositiveTip: Parents: make sure your kids are getting plenty of physical activity!