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Your Child's Activity Level Depends On Their Friends

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A new study says that your kid's friendships play a big role in how active they are.

Vanderbilt University researchers studied nearly 100 kids ages 5 to 12 who were enrolled in a 12-week after care program. They found that children don't form or dissolve friendships based on physical activity. Existing friendships however heavily influenced how active the kids were. The physical activity levels of the children were closely related to how active their current friends were.

Researchers say a child's activity level can be increased, decreased or stabilized based on their immediate social network. This means that if you want your child to be more active, you may want to encourage them to have more active friends. The entire study is in the Journal of Pediatrics.

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