11 Jul '11, 12am

Doctors Recommend Three Hours' Daily Exercise for Young Kids ...: New British health guidelines recommend that b...

Doctors Recommend Three Hours' Daily Exercise for Young Kids ...: New British health guidelines recommend that b...

As part of the effort to battle childhood obesity, the British government issued new guidelines recommending three hours of daily exercise for children under the age of 5. Allowing young children to move around is critical, according to England’s chief medical officer, Sally Davies , who recommended that parents turn off the TV and take their kids to the pool in an effort to encourage their children to be more active. The guidelines were a response to the rising obesity statistics; according to the British National Health Service (NHS), nearly a quarter of children aged four and five were overweight. The numbers are similar in the United States, where according to a recent report, “almost 10 percent of infants and toddlers carry excess weight for their length, and slightly more than 20 percent of children between the ages of two and five are already overweight or obese.” T...

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