Kids’ obesity rate climbing


In the last 25 years, the obesity rate among children and youth has nearly tripled. As many as 26 per cent of kids between two and 17 years are now overweight or obese. That number jumps to 41 per cent among First Nations children. …

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, ParticipACTION, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (CHEO-HALO) are all supporting some new guidelines:

… urge parents of kids aged one to four to get their kids moving for 180 minutes, or three hours, a day. That doesn’t have to mean calisthenics; it could simply mean allowing children to play, crawl or walk – as long as it gets them moving.

By age five, kids should be spending at least 60 minutes, or an hour, a day in “energetic” play, meaning running, jumping around and active playing. …

CTV – Tots under 4 should move more, sit less: guidelines

We’ve got children younger than 18 months in my gym. What about yours?