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Manchester news Average child has gained almost half a stone during lockdown Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - The north west fares better than other areas of the country

Manchester news Average child has gained almost half a stone during lockdown Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - The north west fares better than other areas of the country

Manchester news  Average child has gained almost half a stone during lockdown Manchester united news
30 June 2020 - 14:40

Breaking News ! An average British child has put on almost half a stone during lockdown, a survey has found. The north west fares better than other areas of the country - with children gaining an average of 4.1lbs, compared with the national average of 6lbs. The worst areas are the West Midlands, Wales and Greater London, where kids have put on more than half a stone (7lbs). Overall it found that 11% of children gained more than 10lbs since March. Hundreds of parents were quizzed for the survey, conducted by health and fitness site Total Shape. (Image: Getty Images) The majority of parents said they felt a reduction in daily exercise was the main cause (49%), followed by a change in diet (29%). And more than half of them (62%) admitted they were worried about their child’s recent weight gain. When parents were asked why their children could be exercising less, the most popular reason was by simply not going to school (65%), where children are active throughout the week with regular PE classes, outdoor play and afterschool clubs and sports.

. In response to the results, Total Shape has now created a guide to approaching healthy eating and exercise with children. It contains five simple steps for encouraging children to get active and eat a more balanced diet, as well as a series of easy to follow exercises that can all be completed in the home by the whole family. Total Shape's map showing areas of weight gain among children (Image: Total Shape) Tyler Sellers, fitness coach at Total Shape, said: “While we were seeing studies about how lockdown had been affecting the diets and exercise of adults, we hadn’t seen much about the impact it was having on children. It was quite alarming to see that the majority of parents surveyed were concerned about their child’s recent weight gain. “We knew that we could help and even though our website is primarily targeted at adults, exercise can be enjoyed by all ages, and it is amazing how just a few simple changes to a daily routine can have a big impact on fitness levels and wellbeing for the whole family. "It’s also important that parents implement a nutritious diet, that ensures their children are getting all of the vital nutrients such as vitamins and protein as they grow. I know a lot of parents have success with a daily multivitamin, especially if their child isn’t a fan of fruit and veg." See the full results of the survey and its five steps for a more balanced lifestyle here.

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Manchester news Average child has gained almost half a stone during lockdown Manchester united news


Manchester news Average child has gained almost half a stone during lockdown Manchester united news


Manchester news Average child has gained almost half a stone during lockdown Manchester united news


Manchester news Average child has gained almost half a stone during lockdown Manchester united news

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