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New Guidelines from the World Health Organization

To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more.

Last month the WHO released new guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and sleep for children under 5 years of age. Screen time for infants less than 1 year is not recommended; with no more than 1 hour of screen time for children ages 1 to 4. The news release includes a summary of the recommendations by age group, and a link to download a pdf of the complete guidelines.

  • Link to the WHO News Release, “To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more.”
  • Link to the WHO Guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age.
  • Link to the Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity.

The NEJM Journal Watch article below includes a link to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services New Physical Activity Guidelines released in November 2018. No subscription is needed to view the linked the Guidelines or to follow links to the other JAMA or HHS materials.

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