Cincinnati Children's Blog

Friends Play a Role in Kids’ Levels of Physical Activity

A new study authored by Jessica Graus Woo, associate professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s, reports that kids may be more likely to exercise when their friends take part.

Study findings show that children and teens who did physical activities with a friend were far less likely to cite barriers for not exercising, while family participation or encouragement did not have this effect.

Visit health.com to learn more about the study.

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