Kids need more outside activity

Aug 20 2010

Its funny, I used to play outside for hours growing up… but now, I can’t stand the heat outside…

It’s hard to imagine my childhood without the neighborhood park.

I was always under the rosy assumption that every kid grew up knowing the joys of a local playground. But it turns out that only about one in five kids live near parks.

Health officials have concluded that this may be one reason why so many American kids are overweight — there’s nowhere closeby for them to run around, play and get exercise (whether intentional or unintentional).

Lack of nearby parks, playgrounds one reason why children are obese, health officials say

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