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Changes in child, adolescent physical activity during pandemic

JAMA Pediatrics

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JAMA Network

About The Study: In this systematic review and meta-analysis of 22 international studies that included 14,000 children and adolescents, pooled estimates indicate that the duration of engagement in total daily physical activity decreased by 20% during the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings underscore the need to provide bolstered access to support and resources related to physical activity to ensure good health and social functioning among children and adolescents during pandemic recovery efforts.

Authors: Ross D. Neville, Ph.D., of University College Dublin, is the corresponding author.

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