A boy hangs from a bar in a children’s gym. Internationally, children’s fitness levels have been in decline for two decades, except for grip strength, research shows. 
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A boy hangs from a bar in a children’s gym. Internationally, children’s fitness levels have been in decline for two decades, except for grip strength, research shows. Photo: Getty Images
Wellness

Children’s fitness levels have declined, except for grip strength, research shows – and coronavirus pandemic has made the trend worse

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A boy hangs from a bar in a children’s gym. Internationally, children’s fitness levels have been in decline for two decades, except for grip strength, research shows. 
Photo: Getty Images
A boy hangs from a bar in a children’s gym. Internationally, children’s fitness levels have been in decline for two decades, except for grip strength, research shows. Photo: Getty Images
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