Monday, February 4, 2008

Experts Recommend Two Hours Physical Activity for Kids-Finland

“Children and teenagers should be doing physical activity at least one or two hours a day, according to a report compiled by various health and well-being experts. The report was submitted to Education Minister Sari Sarkomaa and Minister of Culture and Sport Stefan Wallin. The expert panel was compiled by the Young Finland Association, an organisation which promotes physical activity. The report also recommended that time children spend watching television or on the computer be limited to two hours a day. In fact, any sedentary periods of two hours or more should be avoided, they say. The panel of experts hope that legislators, schools, and homes will wake up to the harmful consequences of children's increasingly inactive lifestyle.”

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