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Infographic. Physical activity for early years
  1. Hamish Reid,
  2. Sally Davies,
  3. Catherine Calderwood,
  4. Frank Atherton,
  5. Michael McBride,
  6. Charlie Foster
  1. Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Hamish Reid Nuffield, Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, UK: hamish.reid{at}

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The 2011 UK Chief Medical Officers' (CMOs') Physical Activity (PA) guidelines were the first to include recommendations for the early years. They reflect the body of evidence on the importance of PA before the age of five.1 Regular PA underpins physical, cognitive and social development; whilst early childhood inactivity brings a very high risk of poor health …

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