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  • Only six out of 10 children aged between five and 14 years participate in sport outside of school.
  • More boys (70 per cent) than girls (56 per cent) participate in sports.
  • Evidence suggests that physically active children are more likely to mature into physically active adults.
  • Reducing physical inactivity is just as important as increasing physical activity.
  • Aim for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day and a maximum of two hours per day using electronic media including TV.
  • Parents can encourage their children to play sport in many ways, including through role modelling.

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Reviewed on: 31-08-2015