Young Kids Often Hinder Parents from Exercise, New Study Shows
Children can be the source of life’s greatest joys at times, but they also demand tremendous time and attention from their parents – especially during their early years. This reality is likely not news to many, but a new study sheds new light on the extent to which young children get in the way of their parents’ health. Researchers from the University of Houston examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) between 2007 and 2016, analyzing 2,034 adults aged 22 to 65. The study found that adults with multiple young children engage in significantly less vigorous physical activity compared to those with fewer or no children. Adults with three or more children aged 6-17 reported 50 fewer minutes of weekly vigorous physical activity compared to those with no children, one or just two kids in the household. Read more.