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10. Physical activity Volume 15 Issue 2

Michael Giffin, Louisa Jorm, Lee Taylor, Margaret Thomas

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Michael Giffin

Louisa Jorm

Lee Taylor

Margaret Thomas


It is increasingly difficult for children and adolescents to participate in a physically active lifestyle. Factors such as an increase in sedentary recreation activities, such as watching television and videos and playing computer games, coupled with a culture of driving children to school and other activities instead of walking or cycling, have all contributed to creating an environment that encourages more sedentary pursuits.