A sedentary lifestyle is linked to poorer reading skills for boys

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A new Finnish study adds to the long list of negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. More specific the study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland in collaboration with the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Cambridge and recently published in the Journal of Science and Medicine and Sport shows that a sedentary lifestyle is linked to poorer reading skills in the first three school years in 6-8 year old boys.

From the press release:

“Low levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and high levels of sedentary time in Grade 1 were related to better reading skills in Grades 1-3 among boys. We also observed that boys who had a combination of low levels of physical activity and high levels of sedentary time had the poorest reading skills through Grades 1-3,” explains Eero Haapala, PhD, from the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Jyväskylä.

The study, constituting part…

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