Providing families with alternatives to watching television and information about combating obesity through the foods they prepare is essential for the health of our children.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013
A new report and video from Health News Wires titled Simple Changes in Family’s Routine Reduces Obesity in Children details how small changes in the time spent watching television and sleeping result in reduced weight gain and obesity risk in children.
New research from the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children indicates that reducing time spent in front of the television and increasing a child’s sleep time result in reducing the risk of weight gain and becoming obese.
Children aged 2 to 5 either maintained their normal household routines or reduced television watching by an hour and increased sleep time by 45 minutes a day. At the conclusion of the study researchers observed a slower, more appropriate weight gain and reduced Body Mass Index in the group increasing sleep and decreasing time spent watching television.
In addition to reducing television time and increasing sleep time, families were also provided maps to local playgrounds, parks, and outdoor recreation areas. Researches also provided information to parents about childhood nutrition and alternative activities to television watching.
According to Michael Healey, Health News Wires Health Educator, “Providing families with alternatives to watching television and information about combating obesity through the foods they prepare is essential for the health of our children.”
The complete Simple Changes in Family’s Routine Reduces Obesity in Childrenreport and video are available at: http://healthnewswires.com/simple-changes-reduce-obesity-in-children/.
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