Study: Parents don't know how much exercise their kids need

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Publish Date
Sun, 14 Jul 2019, 1:23PM
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Study: Parents don't know how much exercise their kids need

Author
Newstalk ZB ,
Publish Date
Sun, 14 Jul 2019, 1:23PM

Parents are being encouraged to take it back to basics when it comes to getting their kids to exercise.

The National Health Service in the United Kingdom recommends that children and teens should get an hour of exercise a day, but a study by pollsters YouGov found that two thirds of parents did not know that was the figure.

Only a quarter knew that recommended exercise time, and most people thought it was 46 minutes. It comes as more figures from the UK show that only 17.5 per cent of children are hitting that hourly target.

Move it Mama founder Lisa Fong joined Andrew Dickens to discuss what parents can do to get their children out and about.