Healthy active living for children and youth

Paediatr Child Health. 2002 May;7(5):339-58.
[Article in English, French]


Poor lifestyle habits, such as unhealthy eating and physical inactivity, are major contributors to increased adult morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases. Over the past decade there has been an increase in sedentary lifestyle and obesity in children and adolescents, both in North America and worldwide. Physicians need to be aware of the scope of this problem, provide anticipatory guidance to families and promote healthy active living in their practices.

Keywords: Healthy active living; Lifestyle.