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Lighter evenings are linked to more physical activity in children

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6442 (Published 27 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6442
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Longer evening daylight is associated with a small increase in daily physical activity, a large international observational study has shown. The researchers said that, even though the increase was small in absolute terms, introducing additional daylight saving measures could bring worthwhile public health benefits.

The study, published in the open access International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, included more than 23 000 children aged 5-16 from nine countries (England, Australia, the United …

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