Calorie Smarts

A Bit More Rest Can Help Kids Keep Calories Down

With the school year in full swing and after-school activities consuming your child’s evenings, sleep might not be at the top of their priority list. However, making sure they catch their zzz’s doesn’t just help to ward off next-day grogginess. A new study published in Psychology Today suggests that children who slept just a bit more per night consumed fewer calories per day than children who slept less. In the study, children lost an average of 0.5 pounds during a week of increased sleep. With childhood obesity increasing in recent years, making sure your child gets the proper amount of rest per night can possibly help reduce their risks of eventually becoming overweight.

Source: Psychology Today