Families who play sport together more likely to meet exercise guidelines

Parents who play sports with their children are three times more likely to have multi-sport children and do recommended levels of exercise, according to a sports doctor.

Writing for Pickup Sports, a US-based charitable foundation for which he is chief sports medicine advisor, Dr Neeru Jayanthi advised parents to play sports with their children.

He wrote: “The reality is that a parent’s involvement in sport is more likely to result in a child’s involvement in sport. There is so much value in parents’ involvement in their child’s sports, for example, introduction to the sport, active involvement, positive reinforcement and encouragement.

“Additionally, physically active parents are more likely to have physically active children.”

Read the full article on the Pickup Sports website.