from journal Translational Sports Medicine
According to general perception, kids who are fit also have good motor skills, while low aerobic fitness has been thought to be a link between poor motor skills and obesity. In saying that, researchers in Finland wrote in Translational Sports Medicine, that aerobic fitness is not necessarily linked to motor skills. They say the heart of a clumsier kid can be as fit as his or her more physically skillful peers. While they found aerobic fitness is not strongly associated with overweight or obesity, the study suggests higher levels of physical activity and less sedentary behavior can also protect against development of excess weight.