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The dangers of inactivity

Sitting too much and moving too little has real implications for our health and ability to concentrate, whatever our age. It's particularly important to consider the effect on children who risk being conditioned to sit for hours of the day at school, and whose exposure to technlogy reinforces the behaviour at home. 

Under Chief Medical Officer guidelines, young people should aim for 60 minutes of physical activity spread thoughout the day - half in school and half outside, but the reality is very different for some as the first, national Active Lives research shows.

To get a different view of the problem, view Dr William Bird's presentation from the PALSS Head Teacher launch seminar on the dangers of our sedentary lifestyles.

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