Thursday, July 17, 2008

Children's Physical Activity Drops from Age 9 to 15 According to NIH

New research shows what we've known for many years. Television, computers...aka "screen time" are leading to a continual decrease in physical activity for children. Click here to read the NIH News release.

I pose the following question to parents: What statement will be more effective in getting your children to be more active? "Turn off that TV and go outside and play" or "Please join me in taking a walk now"

According to Dr. Philip Nader, author of the study, "Even walking for as few as 15 minutes a day would provide health benefits."