Better yet childhood physical inactivity. The sedentary state of the youth.
These days I am writing a grant with the hopes to get funding to start a preschool fitness curriculum && get some funding for equipment for an after school program for k-6th grades. As I’m writing I’m finding research & studies to support my paper. There have been soo many studies that show active kids = perform better in school. Active kids= lower dosage of meds. Active kids = happier kids. Actually I made the last one up, but there are many positive correlations that are revealed when children are active.
My fury happens because children do not make decisions. Children may ask for phones, game systems, fast food, lollipops etc but parents can say NO. NO get your butt outside, NO call you cousins and go outside. No here are some grapes take a handful. NO we are going to the park. NO let’s head to the YMCA and sign up for a league. As a child I didn’t make that many decisions. Now at 22, I make almost every decision. So with children being so sedentary, it’s not their fault! They make or they should be making few if any decisions!!!!!!