Positive Development in Children and the Precursors of Healthy Life-Styles: The Role of Eating Regularity and Level of Leisure Activity (Report)

Positive Development in Children and the Precursors of Healthy Life-Styles: The Role of Eating Regularity and Level of Leisure Activity (Report)

1. Introduction There are at least two distinct sides to positive development [1-3]. The first side of positive development refers to physical health. In absence of other relevant pathologies, we know that an individual’s body weight is a good indicator of their present and future physical health condition. We know that the problem of childhood obesity is rapidly increasing in all Western societies [4]. The manifestation of childhood obesity is a very strong risk factor for subsequent involvement in Type II Diabetes and for various other pathologies, such as cardio-vascular diseases [5].

Positive Development in Children and the Precursors of Healthy Life-Styles: The Role of Eating Regularity and Level of Leisure Activity (Report)

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