Addressing childhood obesity the right way
Here is a great summation of recent research into how even short bursts of exercise can improve a child’s blood sugar levels. There are no real surprises here, just further evidence that we need to keep our kids moving!
“Interrupting a long period of sitting with a few minutes of moderate activity can have short-term benefits on a child’s metabolism,” said the study’s senior author, Jack A. Yanovski, MD, PhD, of the NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). “While we know getting 30 minutes or more of moderate intensity exercise each day improves children’s health and metabolism, small behavioral changes like taking short walking breaks can also yield some benefits.”