The solution is to firstly educate our children about healthy eating and how to maintain a balanced diet from a young age and secondly, to ensure that they have regular exercise.
In order to minimise the risk of health issues in later life, children aged 5-18 should spend at least one hour a day carrying out aerobic and strength exercise.
What part can school gyms play in reducing childhood obesity?
Research shows that children who regularly exercise and are fit tend to achieve better academic results, have more confidence, greater self-esteem and lower anxiety levels than those who are less active. Just 30 minutes of exercise a day can result in improved academic performance..