GUIDELINES ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR AND SLEEP FOR CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE

WHO has released new guide­lines on phys­i­cal activ­i­ty, seden­tary behav­ior and sleep for chil­dren under 5 years of age. The new guide­lines set, for the first time, how long very young chil­dren should sit watch­ing screens, called ‘seden­tary screen time’. Qual­i­ty seden­tary time young chil­dren spend in inter­ac­tive non-screen-based activ­i­ties with a care­giv­er is very impor­tant for child devel­op­ment.

Improv­ing phys­i­cal activ­i­ty, reduc­ing seden­tary time, ensur­ing qual­i­ty sleep in young chil­dren will improve their phys­i­cal, men­tal health and well being. It will also help to pre­vent child­hood obe­si­ty and asso­ci­at­ed dis­eases lat­er in life.

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https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/311664/9789241550536-eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y