Thursday, May 04, 2017

The problem--no recess, kids don't play outside?

Not that this is only about money, but if we could increase the number of grade school children who participate in 25 mins of physical activity three times a week from 32% to 50%, we could avoid $21.9 billion in medical costs and lost wages over the lifetimes of these kids.

In a study done by researchers at the Bloomberg Global Obesity Prevention Center, published in Health Affairs, just a small increase in the frequency of exercise among children 8-11 could save 340,000 kids from being fat,

Running around makes kids feel better and develop healthy habits.

The scientists looked at various levels of activity. If we stay at the current level of 32% of kids exercising 25 mins 3 days a week, 8.1 million youths will be fat.

I guess we could start boosting these numbers one kid at a time...Send the tots out to play!

Put down that joystick and learn the joy of running around like a wild animal.

Do kids run around like feral beasts--we did as kids--sadly, I doubt it.

We were horrible brats and loved it.

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