Are you fat? Blame your PE teacher: Traumatic experiences from school sports lessons can stop people exercising DECADES later

If you’re fat, you may be able to blame it on your PE teacher – so long as you didn’t like them.

Those scarred by the traumatic lessons with ‘horrible’ teachers at school can be put off exercise for life, researchers have found.

The study, looking into the long-lasting effects of choosing to forget kit in order to avoid the lessons, is one of the first of its kind.

But scientists said the opposite is also true. Those who liked their teacher continue to play sports and stay active throughout their life.

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