UK Politics

Liberal Democrats: Children’s fitness report reveals Playstation generation says Lamb

News   •   Dec 22, 2009 15:22 GMT

“Ministers should make a commitment to ensure that the legacy of the Olympics will be managing to reverse this disturbing trend," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary.

Commenting on today’s report from the British Medical Journal which reveals there has been a large and worrying decline in children’s fitness, Norman Lamb said:

“These findings send a very powerful message out about the risks of inactivity and lack of exercise.

“The health consequences for the Playstation generation could be disastrous. This analysis makes it clear that those risks go beyond the danger of obesity. We need a major effort to get youngsters active again and help to reverse this worrying decline in fitness levels.

“Ministers should make a commitment to ensure that the legacy of the Olympics will be managing to reverse this disturbing trend.”