LONDON — Half of all girls are so scarred by sport lessons at school that they are put off physical activity for life, according to a new British survey.
The research from the British Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation showed, by the age of 14, only 12 percent of girls are doing enough exercise.
“It is well known that schoolchildren are less active than they should be. This problem is particularly severe for girls,” said chief executive Sue Tibballs.
“We need schools and the government to urgently address this issue, and create policies that will keep our children fit and healthy. The priority needs to be getting all children active, not just focusing on the sporty ones.” More…