getting kids to be more physically active

Scientific American:

Kids should exercise at least one hour a day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But in the U.S., less than half of six- to 11-year-olds and only 8 percent of 12- to 19-year-olds meet that target. …

Over in Denmark, a longitudinal study of how schoolchildren move through urban environments provided an opportunity to find out by outfitting hundreds of students with accelerometers and GPS trackers during their waking hours. …

The researchers found that children were significantly more active when playing on grassy areas and at sites featuring playground equipment. …

… in all five areas studied, girls spent more time being sedentary than boys. …

Playgrounds Are Not All Created Equally

Gymnastics Adventure, Regina

Gymnastics Adventure, Regina

Our Gyms are padded playgrounds, the perfect environment for children’s fitness. 🙂

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