» US Report Card Flunks Physical Activity and Kids
US Report Card Flunks Physical Activity and Kids
Posted on Jun 04, 2014 by Maggie LaBarbera
THe has been evaluated the United States fitness of our children. All their findings were evidence based. Read the full report: National Report Card
The goal is for children to have at least 1 hour a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day as well as reduce screen time to 2 hours or less a day.
Nourish Thought for the Day:
Small bouts of moderate to vigorous activity can easily add up to 60 minutes a day.
Physical activity is important for children because it:
Increases health-related fitness
Improves cardiovascular and metabolic disease risk profiles
Decreases risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood
Decreases risk of developing type 2 diabetes in childhood and adulthood
Boosts bone health and development
Improves mental health and well-being
Improves cognitive and academic performance
Betters motor control and physical functioning
A; We are succeeding with a large majority of children and youth
B; We are succeeding with well over half of children and youth.
C: We are succeeding with about half of children and youth.
D: We are succeeding with less than half, but some, children and youth.
F: We are succeeding with very few children and youth.
Incomplete. At the present time there is insufficient information available
to establish a grade.
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