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Lack of exercise linked to higher heart disease risk in healthy children as young as nine

May 12th, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell

The publication of this research is timely because Walk to School Week is 16 to 20 May 2011. —- Even healthy children as young as nine-years-old can start to show an increased risk of future heart problems if they are physically inactive, according to a journal article “Lack of physical activity in young children is […]

Traffic at 30 mph is too fast for children’s visual abilities, scientists reveal

November 26th, 2010 by Royal Holloway University of London

To coincide with Road Safety Week new research has been published by researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London that reveals that primary school children cannot accurately judge the speed of vehicles travelling faster than 20 mph. The researchers measured the perceptual acuity of more than one hundred children in primary schools, and calculated the […]