pediatric housecalls Robert R. Jarrett M.D. M.B.A. FAAP

23 ½ Hours

Summer is upon us up here in the northern Hemisphere so getting outside in the air is going to be a bit easier. We’ve had a whole winter reading and writing about illness so at least I’m ready to think about wellness for a while. This video called: “23 ½ Hours” is worth watching and thinking about.

So, how about it. Do we think we can limit all the sitting and sleeping and TV-watching we do to only 23½ hours a day? The good doc listed a lot of benefits for exercise; and notice that he didn’t give any specific requirements about it other than it’s supposed to be “30 minutes.” That means that you can pick the absolutely “fun-est” thing you can think of (as long as it’s active) and do it for 30 minutes.

We’ve got a huge epidemic of nearly every ailment related to weight and sedentary living going on with our children. Perhaps the most significant legacy you can give your children is a love (at least tolerance) for being active in their lives. NOW is the time to take seriously all the recommendations being given to limit children’s TV (screen) time.

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