Kids’ fitness remains below pre-pandemic levels

Slovenian children have become slightly fitter this year but the latest nation-wide fitness test in schools has shown that girls are still scoring 8% lower and boys 4% lower in their overall physical fitness than before the Covid pandemic.

Preliminary findings after 60% of the data has been processed show that the consequences of the Covid-19 measures are still taking a toll on children's physical development and motor skills, Gregor Starc, head of the national fitness surveillance programme at the Ljubljana Faculty of Sports, said on 6 June.

Similarly to the year before,...

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