Exercise of children in Germany still is far too little. This is the result of sports scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) after the preliminary evaluation of data collected by their long-term study (2009 – 2021) “Motorik-Modul” (MoMo, motor skills module). However, exercise is important to the mental and physical development of children and adolescents, as will be pointed out by the 8th congress “Kinder bewegen” (moving children) that will take place at KIT from March 21 to 23, 2019.
For the program and registration, click: www.kongress-ka.de (in German)
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