Category Archives: Pediatric Health: Inactivity

Kids’ exercise guidelines need more focus on brain development

(Reuters Health) – - Sports medicine experts say physical activity guidelines for kids should address the best types of exercise, not just the duration. Most guidelines - including those of the World Health Organization and U.S. Department of Health and … Continue reading

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How grownup meddling wrecks kids’ physical activity, playtime

Newswise — While public health authorities focus on the physical activity benefits of active play, a new study from the University of Montreal reveals that for children, playing has no goal – it is an end in itself, an activity … Continue reading

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Little exercise and heavy use of electronic media constitute a significant health risk for children

The Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children Study, PANIC, carried out by the Institute of Biomedicine at the University of Eastern Finland shows that low levels of physical activity combined with heavy use of electronic media and sedentary behaviour are … Continue reading

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