Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Video games the enemy of physical activity?

A new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) has named video games as one of the major drivers behind the growing global challenge that is childhood obesity.

The report looked at childhood obesity from a global perspective which stated that one third of kids across the world are now classified as obese. The study blamed this growing trend on a sedentary lifestyle. Only 25 per cent of boys and just 15 per cent of girls are said to get the required amount of exercise.

It was also noted that growing up in poor country or a rich country did not make much of a difference.

More on global childhood obesity study.

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Academic performance and childhood obesity.