Monday, 5 September 2016

Will children return to school healthier after Pokemon Go summer craze?

Just before children broke up before the summer holiday I wrote about the Pokemon Go craze that was just developing here in Brent. LINK

I thought there was a plus side in getting them away from indoor computer games and outside getting some exercise.

Yesterday's Evening Standard reported that young women between of 15 and 24 years old hunting down Pokemon characters in London were taking 9,000 steps a day compared with the British average of 3,000-4,000 steps.

I am not sure why only girls were surveyed but it would be interesting, when children go back tomorrow or Wednesday, for teachers to see whether there is any discernible weightloss or improved fitness levels.

Have any parents noticed a difference?

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