Less TV, more exercise, adequate sleep: The world health organization (WHO) has for the first time published comprehensive recommendations for the physical activity of children under the age of five.
It is, in particular, to make the Transition from phases of tranquility to game times, said the WHO Representative for children’s health, Juana Willumsen, on Wednesday in Geneva. Growing health risks due to Obesity and lack of exercise, the publication of the WHO had made necessary. Here is the study reference.
For babies, recommends that the UN authority in daily physical activity for at least half an hour. This is also the time in which the Baby is lying on his stomach – a Position, which is associated in this age with great efforts. In addition, babies should not be the car for more than an hour at a stretch in a children’s or a high chair. The recommended sleep time is between twelve and 17 hours.
Children at the age of one to two years, should according to the WHO, more active. Every day is to engage the children during three hours physically. In this phase of life children should not spend longer than an hour a day motionless in front of a screen and a minimum of eleven hours of sleep.
For children between three and four years recommended by the WHO, three hours of physical activity a day, of which at least one hour "moderate to starke" Movement. The movement lots of time in front of screens should not continue to exceed an hour.
Experts criticise study
Experts have criticized the recommendations as inaccurate and superficial, and based on the admission by the WHO that the comprehensive instructions are based on a very poor scientific basis. Kevin McConway, a former Professor of Applied statistics, criticised the fact that, on this basis, conclusions the " would be drawn, ;Millions of families betreffen".
The subject of criticism, in particular the vague Definition of the " was;movement lots of time in front of Bildschirmen" in view of the fact that today, many TV animate shows, and video games to physical activities.