Children risk obesity ‘owing to lack of sleep’

A third of primary school children are not getting enough sleep, putting them at risk of obesity, experts have warned. A new poll found that 43% of adults sleep less than the recommended minimum of seven hours a night. Around a third of primary and 70% of secondary school pupils sleep for less than nine […]

Parents ‘don’t realise how fat their children are’

Malta has one of the worst child obesity rates in the world, with more than 40% of Maltese children classed as officially obese. But now a new study claims parents often underestimate how fat their children are. Researchers found that mums and dads often use words such as ‘chubby’, ‘solid’ and big boned’ rather than […]

Maltese named among world’s laziest nations

The Maltese are among the world’s laziest with almost half not doing enough exercise. Malta ranked third from bottom in a list of the least active European countries – only Portugal and Croatia fared worse. The shocking Eurostat statistics showed that 47.8% of people in Malta said they performed no exercise at all. Almost 2% […]