UK study reveals link between active Mums and active Children

A new study conducted with over 500 Mums across Britain has been published in Pediatrics, and reveals that the more active a mother is, the more physically active her child will be.

As part of the study, 554 four-year-olds and their mothers wore a heart-rate monitor and accelerometer on their chests, for up to seven days.

The results showed that children are not “just naturally active”, it concluded, and parents have an important role to play in developing healthy exercise habits early on in life.  

The study recognised that once women become mothers their activity levels fell and often failed to return to previous levels.  

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