Here's how schools can help tackle childhood obesity

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 8, 2018, 8:16 pm IST
Updated Jan 8, 2018, 8:16 pm IST
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Health campaigner reveals tips children can do at school to tackle the obesity crisis. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Health campaigner reveals tips children can do at school to tackle the obesity crisis. (Photo: Pixabay)

A leading health campaigner in the UK is urging schools to have their pupils to stand at their desks as a way of combating the obesity crisis.

Dr Rangan Chatterjee of BBC’s Doctor in the House said children should squat instead of sit during assembly.

 

According to a report by the Daily Mail, previous research has found standing three hours in a day for five days in a week can burn 30,000 calories annually. Sitting for six hours also affects a child's back, he warned.

Dr Chatterjee is also on a mission to see a ban on the sale of sugary energy drinks to kids under 16-years-old.

Gary Taubes, journalist and author, explained sugar could be the main cause of global obesity epidemic and have damaging effects on the human body.

Another new study also warned children who eat at restaurants often are at risk of heart disease.

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