Friday, June 23, 2006
…HA can’t help it. Even though she knows it was a serious effort, she laughed when she read about research at Indiana Univ that showed that it might be a good idea to make kids’ toys heavier to give them more exercise.
…Can’t you see the tots heaving brightly colored anvils about?
…They studied 7- and 8-year-olds playing with 3-lb blocks versus cardboard blocks.
…The kids humping around the 3-lb blocks showed more calorie burn and better muscle activity.
…They are also going to try out the weighted toys on overweight kids, and kids with special needs.
…”Maaaa, Johnny took the piano and he won't give it back!”