Monday, June 18, 2012

Activity Levels and Quality of Life in Adolescents

Pediatrics published research on a survey completed by 1691 children on physical activity levels and quality of life from the average age of 12.7 years and again five years later.  The results indicated that adolescents who participated in regular physical activity had a higher perceived quality of life.  The children who participated in high levels of screen activity (tv, computers and video games) had a lower perceived quality of life.

Reference: Bamini Gopinath, Louise L. Hardy, Louise A. Baur, George Burlutsky, and Paul Mitchell. Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescents. Pediatrics peds.2011-3637; published ahead of print June 11, 2012, doi:10.1542/peds.2011-3637

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