Among children relationships between body image and body fat are well documented but less attention has been given to relationships with physical activity and fitness. This study examined longitudinal relationships of children's body image with physical activity, fitness and percent body fat whilst accounting for a number of potential confounding variables. Method: Participants were 821 elementary-school children across 29 schools from the Lifestyle of our Kids (LOOK) study.
Olive, L., Byrne, D. G., Cunningham, R., & TELFORD, D. (2012). Effects of physical activity, fitness and fatness on children's body image: The Australian LOOK longitudinal study. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 5(2), 116-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mhpa.2012.08.004