TITLE

Active play key to curbing child obesity

PUB. DATE
June 2015
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/16/2015, Vol. 187 Issue 9, pE269
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses research, published in the "Canadian Journal of Diabetes," which suggested that school programs for physical activity and organized sports have little effect on children's body mass index and overall physical activity. Topics discussed include the role of unstructured, active play in burning more calories, estimated number of obese or overweight children in Canada, and activities offered by the Alberta Project Promoting active Living and healthy Living (APPLE Schools).
ACCESSION #
103543146

 

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