Barriers to increasing physical activity and limiting small screen recreation among obese children
Pediatric overweight and obesity, which affects approximately 10% of children worldwide has been described as an epidemic and perhaps as one of the most pressing threats to the health of children and families in developed countries. It is strongly associated with physical and psychosocial health consequences prompting calls for more effective prevention and treatment efforts to curb the current and increasing prevalence.
Puglisi, L. M., Okely, A., Pearson, P. J. & Vialle, W. (2010). Barriers to increasing physical activity and limiting small screen recreation among obese children. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 4 (1), e33-e40.