Don’t tell children to ‘sit still’ – they will end up as fat couch potatoes

Source: The Telegraph

Date: 17-October-2017

Telling children to “sit still” sets them up for a lifetime of obesity, a report by MPs and peers has warned. The report by the all-parliamentary group on a fit and healthy childhood said most children today spend less time playing outdoors than prisoners are required to have outside by law.

The group called on the Government to rewrite the childhood obesity strategy, to make promotion of exercise a more substantial part of it. The report says young children should be given exercise breaks, during school days, and during classes, and endorses the “Daily Mile” programme introduced in Scotland.

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