Record high levels of obesity and physical inactivity among children are causing many to play less sport, researchers say. At the same time, according to scientists, physical fitness is the key to enduring higher temperatures.
Kids today are 30% less aerobic than their parents their age, according to a new study. Hot weather can also contribute to this. Parents may tell their children that it’s too hot to play. It turns out a vicious circle: because of the heat, children move less, become weaker and fatter, which makes the heat even more difficult for them.