Children Cheat on Exercise Study

A study by Mile End Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine in the Whitechapel area of London, England asked 11- and 12-year-olds to wear pedometers to measure their activity. Researchers were surprised to find that the more obese children registered the highest activity levels. Then they found out why. The participants were attaching the pedometers to their dogs!
Once adjusted to take into account the help from pets, the study indicated that boys in the borough walk or run 12,620 steps a day, below the recommended level of 15,000 steps.

It also found that girls take 10,150 steps, falling short of the recommended 12,000 steps.

It indicated that more than a third of 11 and 12-year-olds in the borough of Tower Hamlets are overweight or obese - 11% higher than the national average.

Link -via Arbroath

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Not surprised.

When it comes to many overweight people, lying, cheating, and being in constant denial comes with the territory. Like claiming one eats normal and healthy, when in fact they are gorging themselves on fast food and junk 5 times a day. Or blaming metabolism when one is sitting all day watching t.v./surfing the internet. So on and so forth.

I should know as I used to be a fattie in denial.
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