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Childhood obesity

According to the government data  the proportion of overweight and obese children in reception year remains at 22.4% (136,586 children) and for year 6 children, it is 34.3% (197,888 children).

Physical activity and childhood obesity: There is a large amount of evidence which suggests that regular activity is related to reduced incidence of many chronic conditions.

Healthier eating habits will encourage a child to loose weight along with regular exercise.

Involving a child in walking the dog, walking or cycling to school and using stairs instead of the lift increases the aerobic activity.

Encouraging a child to join classes which they enjoy such as dancing, swimming or football will make a child active.

Limiting the time in front of the TV or smart phones and tablets allows a child to get enough sleep.

 

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