Sedentary Lifestyle Delays Onset of Sleep in Kids

A new population-based study in Archives of Disease in Childhood has found for each hour of sedentary activity during the day, it took three minutes longer to fall asleep at night. These seven year olds went to sleep faster when they were more active! Your grandmother probably told the same thing from simple observation, but now it is confirmed by science! Physical activity in children also promotes cardiovascular health and weight control.

PositiveTip: Encourage your young children to be physically active during the day time–they will fall asleep more quickly at night. Join them in being active! It will help you, too!