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A sedentary lifestyle is harming children

We need to realise that watching too many screens can lead to a sedentary lifestyle with obese children.

Today’s children will live with worse quality of life than their grandparents, because of the problems caused by obesity and passivity.

Two New Zealand scientists have shown that watching too much television during childhood increases the chances of being obese more directly than a poor diet or not exercising.

Forty one per cent of people who are overweight at 26 years of age are also people who spent more hours during their childhood watching television.

According to the Aladino study in Spain, 19.1% of children aged between six and nine years are obese and 26.1% are overweight. The causes for this are lack of exercise and nutritional habits.

The main consequences of childhood obesity are cardiovascular and endocrine as well as psychological.

Nevertheless, the US Center for Consumer Freedom has moved against the fight against obesity under the slogan “Obesity: epidemic or exaggeration?”.

It seems that some would deny the obvious in the fattest country in the world.

Clement Ferrer Roselló.

President of the European Institute of Marketing.

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