The Daily Mail – Ben Spencer
Toddlers who spend hours in front of the TV or looking at tablets are more inactive a few years later, researchers have found. A study of 500 children tracked from the age of two discovered screentime habits set at a young age were ingrained later in childhood. Those who spent more than three hours a day watching TV or looking at tablets at the age of two and three did far less exercise aged five. They spent 40 minutes more sitting down each day when they had started school, adding up to four hours over a week.