Effect of Relaxation on the Visual Acuity of Astigmatic Children with Sedentary Lifestyle as Opposed to Children Who are Physically Active
The global epidemic of obesity and physical inactivity may have detrimental implications for young people. There is a growing body of literature demonstrating that lifestyle factors such as excess sedentary behavior and an unhealthy diet may compromise children’s cognitive and academic performance. It has been suggested that there is a negative spiral of disengagement in physical activity with low motor competence, low perceptions of motor skill competence, physical inactivity, and poor fitness, leading to obesity. Considering the greater prevalence of sedentary lifestyle among children the study probes into the impact of a relaxation intervention aimed at improving the visual acuity of astigmatic respondents who spend more hours on sedentary activities and respondents who are more physically active. The results indicated significantly pronounced improvement in the visual acuity of the sample, with children with more sedentary habits taking a more favorable turn.