Permanently increasing the hours of waking daylight could increase children’s activity levels, according to a new study.
It’s one in a long line of research lobbyist are using to urge policy makers to adopt Daylight Savings Time – also known as British Summer Time – all year round.
The move would priorities sunlight during evening hours over sunny mornings bringing UK watches in line with clocks across the rest of Europe.
The latest study, conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Bristol, claims having later sunsets will lead to an increase in children’s physical activity.
More than 23,000 children in nine countries were examined.
Ross Lydall, Health Editor for the Evening Standard, explains more.