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New study: bullying in gym class decreases physical activity in kids

Created: 01/29/2014 4:18 AM WHEC.com

A new study from Brigham Young University shows children who face bullying during sports and gym class are less likely to take part in physical activities.

Researchers found children of a normal weight rage are not exempt from bullying. They say both overweight children and children in the normal weight range exercised less a year after they were bullied.

Experts say the study shows the importance of implementing policies that discourage bullying based on children's physical abilities.



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