Pediatric Group Gives Guidelines For Kids To Battle Obesity

Studies have shown kids are spending more time in front of television and computer screens, and less time outside running around.

In response to those studies, the American Academy of Pediatrics has suggested children get no more than two hours of "screen time" each day. That screen time includes computer, television and video games, combined.

The group also suggested boys walk at least 11,000 steps a day and
girls 13,000.

Researchers from the University of Iowa recently followed a group of children to assess those recommendations. Those who did not meet these exercise and screen time standards were three times more likely to be overweight than those who did stay within the guidelines.


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