Too little sleep = obese kids?

Too little sleep = obese kids?

Seventeen percent of kids (age 2-19) are obese. A new study published in Pediatrics indicates that a lack of sleep might be a contributing factor. It found that children who consistently slept the least were 250% more likely to be obese than those who got adequate sleep.

This study adds to a growing body of evidence that is sending a strong message: it is time to “unplug” and go to bed—our health is suffering and our kids’ health is suffering.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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