In the US, only 4 out of 10 children have enoughphysical activity

Tue, Jan 12, 2016

National Institutes of Health recommend children
primary school age to devote at least one hour to
a day of active games and sports and spend less than two hours before
TV screen or computer.

But so that the children spend more time on the street, in active
games, it’s not enough just to limit the time watching TV
and video games, American scientists found out.

Despite the recommendations, only four out of ten children like
выяснили исследователи, проявляют достаточную physical activity
and limit the time spent in front of the screen.

The findings are based on a survey of parents of more than 1,200 children in the United States in
age from 6 to 11 years. It turned out that 70% of children really do not
less than an hour a day spend in games and sports. 54%
limit screen time as recommended, and 38% do
both recommendations.

According to statistics, 17% of children and adolescents in the United States are obese.
Obesity is mainly due to the fact that children do not lead enough
active lifestyle. However, there is no guarantee that by limiting
�”Screen time”, the children will play sports. Main ways
problem solving – to lift children from the couch and send them to
open air.

Parents may be advised to use a computer or
телевизор в качестве награды за physical activity, а рекламные
pause use for fitness. Time spent in the family should
be as full of physical activity as possible. With this
The goal is to give children toys that promote physical
activity, not inaction.

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