Physically active kids are healthy kids

Canadian society of exercise physiology with the support of numerous partners have developed two important sets of guidelines aimed at improving the health and activity of babies and toddlers. Canadian rules of behaviour in the early years (aged 0-4 years) and physical activity in the early years (aged 0-4 years) presented in the April 2012 edition of the journal Applied discrimination, Nutrition, and Metabolism (APNM).

"Development and publication of the first evidence of the guiding principles for early years children is an important public promotion of health in Canada," said mark Tremblay, Director of healthy active research lifestyle and obesity in the Children's hospital of Eastern Ontario research Institute, lead author of the published works. Guidelines based on the best available evidence, as well as the results of some studies are in compliance with international initiatives.

"As leaders in physical activity, we aim to raise awareness of the canadian public, the adoption and implementation of new guidelines for physical activity in children," says the noble Earl. "We worked with many partners, including the research Group HALO. Now we are proud to provide these evidence-based recommendations to facilitate the promotion of physical activity and discourage sedentary behaviour among young Canadians".

Teachers are recommended to minimize the time children, toddlers and preschoolers who spend a lot of time sitting (stroller, high chair). For those younger than 2 years, you should avoid sitting in front of the TV, computer and electronic games. Recommendations for physical activity show that all babies, toddlers and preschoolers should accumulate at least 180 minutes of physical activity during the day. Most physical activity provides the same great benefits.

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