Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Couch-potato lifestyle affects children's sleep

CHONGQING, CHINA - APRIL 29:   Pupils play dur...Image by Getty Images via Daylife

While watching our kids play, and with the boys more energetic, playful and 'rough' than the girls, a friend commented, that kids, although very chubby at their adolescent age, will already indicate in their early years, whether they will have weight problems or not in their older days.

He indicated that the more playful, or what we could better term as 'moving', a child is, the more their tendency to 'burn up their calories'. This will result to natural consumption of the excess fats and result to a trimmer and slimmer physique, even in their old days. It is a way of life, and it starts young.

Of course, there are other effects as well.

Does this study conclude it altogether? Read it here.