Parents.com: Why Your Child’s Friends Can Help Them Exercise More
“Friends can influence each other positively, especially when it relates to mimicking a friend’s physical activity.
New research concludes that friends can influence a child to exercise. The study, which has yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, asked 104 children and teens to list 10 potential benefits and 15 potential barriers to being physically active. The top reasons kids listed as impeding their activity included: feeling self-conscious, poor health, lack of enjoyment, and lack of self-discipline and energy.” read more