A study done by the University of Essex was a follow-up to a previous one completed in 2009.

In that study, children’s fitness was found to drop 8% in the previous decade.

However, the cause was not found to be due to obesity.

When tested, the children’s BMI, or body mass index, was found at a lesser number than previously.

In fact, less than 5% of the children tested were found to be obese.

Analysts were quick to note that fitness, among both children and adults, is an important indicator of overall and future health.

Scientists feel it is a lack of physical activity. A total of 300 children between the ages of 10 and 11 were tested.