"Major effort" needed to increase exercise for kids
More effort needs to be made to get children involved in fitness activities for kids, the Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary has suggested.
Norman Lamb said that a report from the British Medical Journal published earlier this month, which revealed that there has been a large decline in children's fitness, sends out a very powerful message about the risks of inactivity and lack of exercise for kids.
"The health consequences for the PlayStation generation could be disastrous. We need a major effort to get youngsters active again and help to reverse this worrying decline in fitness levels," said Mr Lamb.
Another recent study, by the Centre for Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Essex, found that young people in Britain are not doing as much exercise for kids as children did a decade ago.
According to the NHS campaign Change4Life, parents should consider creating a plan or schedule of fitness activities for kids over the holiday period. This could involve taking children to soft play centres for an hour or more of active play.
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