Plenty of high profile programs have been penned and put together to ensure kids are exercising enough, particularly staring in the face of an obesity epidemic that threatens not only adults but children just as much if not more.
Parents easily rank as the most influential group as it relates to their kids and if they're already, at a young age, carrying around excess weight in the mid section, or all over for that matter.
What especially ails kids aside from moms and dads who don't exercise or make poor food choices is a lack of activity presented beyond gym classes (which hardly are even worth paying attention to on most days) and the after school sports that tend to lean toward only the already athletic demographic in middle school and high schoolers. Granted, recreational sports appeal to the masses more so than school ones, but even that has its limitations as far as availability for the less conditioned kids.
So how exactly can this be fixed?
The real goal isn't so much finding a team atmosphere per say but rather using subtle techniques to include exercise as part of the daily routine for kids, the same approach you would take with brushing your teeth, combing hair or eating dinner.
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