‘Make physical activity part of children’s routine’ during lockdown

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

Parents and carers should ensure that physical activity is part of the routine for children and families during the COVID-19 lockdown, according to an international study involving the University of Strathclyde. The study, detailed in a comment article published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, covers 15 nations. It found that time spent in places such as parks, beaches and community gardens reduced by nearly a third between the week ending 23 February—before the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a COVID-19 pandemic—and the week ending 5 April.

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