Doing six times more exercise, in other words, two hours a day, could offer even more benefits, a study reveals.
It was a pleasure to appear on BBC One's Doctor In the House Series 2, Ep 4 with Dr Rangan Chatterjee on the 27 June in the UK. Dr Chatterjee is at the forefront of GP's looking at lifestyle prevention rather than just a 'pill'.
This screen time is applied to TV, tablets, mobile phones, games consoles and computers with under-fives in Britain spending over four hours and older children averaging over five and a half hours a day according to the communications watchdog Ofcom in the 2016 report Children and parents: media use and attitudes report 2016.
Meeting the recommended 150 minutes a week of physical activity can reduce a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 26% according to new research by scientists at University College London and the University of Cambridge published in the journal Diabetologia.