Norway’s kids fourth fittest

Study comparing fitness levels of children in 50 nations ranks Norwegian youngsters highly The Local Norwegian kids ranked fourth in a study conducted by the University of North Dakota (UND) and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario that examined the aerobic fitness levels of children and youth. The study centered around the so-called “beep test,” a 20-meter shuttle run that is among the most commonly used fitness indicators in the world. Some 1.1 million kids between the ages of nine and 17 had their beep test results analyzed to draw conclusions about children’s fitness levels in the 50 countries examined. “If all the kids in the world were to line up for a race, the average Norwegian child would finish at the front of the pack, placed fourth out of 50,” Grant Tomkinson, the senior author of the study, told The Local. Tomkinson, an associate professor
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