The BBC ran a story on Friday titled, “‘Global epidemic’ of childhood inactivity,” that looked at the recent Lancet publication reporting that 81% of 11-17 year-olds worldwide are insufficiently active.

The BBC asked HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay to comment on the findings:

Dr Mark Tremblay, from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, in Canada, says: “The electronic revolution has fundamentally transformed people’s movement patterns by changing where and how they live, learn, work, play, and travel, progressively isolating them indoors, most often in chairs.

“People sleep less, sit more, walk less frequently, drive more regularly, and do less physical activity than they used to.”

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