More sleep maybe as good as more exercise for children

This study from University of South Australia shows that extra sleep may help children improve physical health as much as exercise.

While exercise has a greater and faster impact on physical health and wellbeing, children may be able to achieve the same 7.4% reduction in body mass index (BMI) by either:

exercising 17 more minutes (moderate-to-vigorous exercise) OR

sleeping an extra 52 minutes OR

reducing their sitting or sedentary time by an extra 56 minutes.

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