|Title:||The road to an active and healthy childhood, from fitness to fatness and back again|
Professor of Paediatric Exercise Science, Liverpool John Moores University
|Professor Stratton’s research areas include:
|Gareth is currently involved in a number of projects, including the following:
His talk focussed on how physical activity is important for both a healthy childhood and adulthood.
One of the basic guidelines is that children should have at least 60 minutes of moderate intensity physical exercise everyday.
Interestingly, afternoon playtimes in schools have a significant effect on weight gain in young children. Where there is no afternoon playtime children tend to be heavier (i.e. carry excess body fat).
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