Footwear habits influence child and adolescent motor skill development

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Science Daily / July 11, 2018

Researchers show that children and adolescents who spend most of their time barefoot develop motor skills differently from those who habitually wear shoes. Published in Frontiers in Pediatrics, this is the first study to assess the relevance of growing up shod vs. barefoot on jumping, balancing and sprinting motor performance during different stages of childhood and adolescence.

Results suggest that regular physical activity without shoes may improve children’s and adolescents’ balancing and jumping skills.

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