“How Extra Sleep Can Reduce Kids BMI”- Courier Mail 30th April 2021

How extra sleep can reduce kids BMI, help mental health | The Mercury


AN early night can work wonders for kids with striking new research showing sleep can reduce BMI just as well as exercise.

As over-scheduled families struggle to find time for healthy activities for children, Australian scientists have discovered that while physical exercise gives premium all round health and wellbeing children can achieve the same 7.4 per cent reduction in body mass index by either exercising 17 more minutes a day or sleeping an extra 52 minutes or reducing their sitting or sedentary time by an extra 56 minutes.

Read more here: https://www.themercury.com.au/news/queensland/sleep-yourself-thin/news-story/1efc9d032bd55d6c79a08496f536efda

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