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These charts show that even before COVID, most children weren’t doing enough exercise

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends children do at least 60 minutes daily. Image: REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Emma Charlton
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Not enough activity. Image: OECD
a graph showing the percentage of 6-17 year olds engaging in over 60 minutes of physical activity every day, by gender
The amount of exercise undertaken by children has fallen in recent years. Image: National Physical Activity Plan
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