A longitudinal analysis of gross motor coordination in overweight and obese children versus normal-weight peers
International Journal of Obesity, 05/07/2012
D'Hondt E et al. – The results provide conclusive evidence for an increasingly widening gap of overweight (OW)/obesity (OB) children's gross motor coordination relative to normal–weight (NW) peers across developmental time in the absence of targeted initiatives. Special attention is thus needed for OW/OB children, especially for those not practicing sports in a club environment, in terms of motor skill improvement to promote regular participation in physical activity.