Friday, June 25, 2010

Lifestyle Intervention Reduces Preschoolers' Body Fat, Improves Fitness

“The public health program in this study attempted to reduce the risk of obesity among preschool children from areas of Switzerland with high migrant populations. Specifically, it encouraged the children to increase their physical activity, improve nutrition, get more sleep and reduce audiovisual media use, especially TV watching. Excessive media use can contribute to lack of physical activity, and insufficient sleep in early life may play a role in childhood obesity, according to the authors. Before and after completion of the program, the researchers evaluated numerous measures, including overall fitness..."

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