Less sleep for little kids linked to more belly fat later on
Ask anyone who's dealt with a crabby toddler at the end of the day: Little kids need a lot of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation says that 1- to 3-year-olds, for example, 12 to 14 hours of shut-eye a day. Coming up short does more than put the whole family in a bad mood. Studies that both adults and kids who don't get enough sleep are more likely to carry extra pounds than those who do.
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