Half of all children don’t do enough exercise to stay healthy

Half of seven-year-olds are failing to get enough exercise, according to a new study.

Girls are least active with only 38 percent achieving the current recommendation of 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity compared with 63 per cent of boys.

Fifty percent of the children studied spent 6.4 hours or more per day in sedentary activities, such as lessons or watching television.

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