Children becoming physically weaker found team who measured handgrip, arm-hangs and sit-ups in Essex children

Schoolchildren are becoming physically weaker, according to researchers who have studied how the muscle strength of 10-year-olds has changed over recent years.

The team says 10-year-olds have become heavier and taller since 1998, meaning that on average their body mass index (BMI) has remained fairly stable. However their strength and endurance have declined.

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