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I love -- things -- -- the fight against obesity should began at birth.
Now that's according to new debt guidelines from the British government officials there are urging even very young children to get three hours of physical activity today.
They also want infants who are too young to walk.
To spend more time -- on their stomachs and swim sessions with their parents so how young is too young to start -- sassy and about wait let's bring in doctor Joanna -- dog options pediatrician and a PC to specialists is also the author of red light Green light.
Eat a right okay doctor thanks so much for coming on and I children under five including babies who can't even walk should.
Well they're not really talking about exercise what the guidelines are referring to is increasing movement in our youngest children it's very important to keep them on restrained as much as possible okay now I have a seven month old at home and and kids that age a lot of times can even set up.
You engage a child and exercise that they can even set up.
We'll for a child that age you wanna put them on an activity and exercise -- that age is reaching granting polling anyway they they can use their arms and their legs.
That's enough okay so we're not talking about the typical car radio or anything like -- -- no baby -- -- quick -- what is the important part is it just.
Parents need to keep their children moving at all times.
Right exactly we want to take our toddler is added -- strollers and put them on their feet.
Most of their exercise comes in the form of unrestricted.
His play just let him run around.
How how much are we talking about.
For toddlers up to three hours today spread throughout the day.
And and and what age ten.
Weight problems start to develop in children you're explaining to me that you start seeing them younger and younger and it's absolutely I had an eighteen month old morbidly obese patients in my office just last week so we're seeing these problems develop younger and younger.
Cash and so what it would do parents need to do about it just keep them working out all the time and keep the kids -- -- all the time -- you need to monitor their eating -- Both are very important so not only do we want our kids moving around we want to watch their portion sizes.
And even toddlers need to eat healthy for so not just chicken nuggets and French Fries right keep close I am that doctor Joanna dog off thank you so much for -- -- author of red light Green light eat right.
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