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Children who were picked last in PE turn into lazy adults because of the 'emotional impact' of being left out.

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19th November 2018

A new study carried out in the USA amongst 1,000 adults aged 18-45 suggests that there is a strong correlation between negative experiences of PE at school and the attitudes to physical activity in later life.

Results suggest that a person's memory of PE has 'some degree of influence on their self-perception and the degree of their sedentariness', according to study author Dr Panteleimon Ekkekakis, from Iowa State University. The scientists wrote: 'If improvements in PE experiences could inspire even small increases (in physical activity), millions could derive additional health benefits.'   Read the full article here

Being able to access free to use outdoor gym equipment in a local park could provide the opportunity and encouragement to take those first steps into regular exercise as an adult. Fresh Air Fitness are committed to make exercise enjoyable, fun and beneficial for all.  

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