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Poll: Do you think your kids get enough physical activity?

One in ten Irish kids are obese, according to new statistics.

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WHETHER WE LIKE TO admit it or not, Ireland has developed a childhood obesity problem. In 1975 one in every 100 children were obese – now, it’s one in ten.

With approximately 10 per cent of boys and 9 per cent of girls now classified as obese, is enough being done to encourage kids to look after their fitness?

Earlier in the week, PE teacher David O’Brien told The42 that he now sees children enter secondary school with ‘non-existent’ movement skills. O’Brien put this down to things like transport to school (i.e. getting dropped to the gates), and overuse of technology.

There are a number of exercises he recommends here to ensure that older kids stay fit in and out of school.

So, tell us - do you think your kids get enough physical activity?

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