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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