Saturday, March 24, 2007

Eee, When I Were A Lad...

There's an obesity epidemic among kids because they eat too much junk food and watch too much TV, right?


"If you look at the decline in walking and cycling among children it is far more dramatic than any changes in TV watching trends. The average length of commute to school has doubled in the last 20 years. That is probably a function of educational policy."

The researchers also carried out a review of around 50 previous studies on the relationship between the amount of television watched by children and physical activity. "We found the association is close to zero," Prof Biddle said.

The researchers concluded lack of exercise rather than diet was to blame for the rising childhood obesity levels in Britain.
We'll drink to that. Here's a Big Fluffy Zombie.

Mix, drink, repeat...

-- Nick and Nora

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