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Girls and young women, especially those from lower income backgrounds and ethnic minorities, do far less physical activity than is recommended.

Professor Joan Duda, gave her thoughts to The Guardian on a recent research piece, which suggested that ‘Boys do more exercise that girls.’ She said “We need to do more to promote participation in physical activity in the case of adolescent females, and males, not just taking it up or giving a particular activity ‘a go’ but also how to sustain quality engagement.”

Dr Charlene Wong, co-author of the research from Duke University in North Carolina, said the research could help to direct public health interventions, noting that the study suggests the focus should be on females, young adults and those from minority and low-income backgrounds.

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