Comments on: Let Kids Be Active Outside http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/let-kids-be-active-outside/ The EPA Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:52:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Dr Davis Griffin http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/let-kids-be-active-outside/#comment-22437 Sun, 09 Sep 2012 12:30:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10684#comment-22437 Nice informational post. I myself have kids and they always love to play outside and stay physical, keeping there bones healthier and stronger. We home come to get to create different health programs for nutrition and fitness for children and adults to stay healthier. Great blog, hope to see more!

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By: Dominic http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/let-kids-be-active-outside/#comment-22436 Sun, 19 Feb 2012 18:13:12 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10684#comment-22436 Great post I have 3 kids and constantly push them to go outside and be physical. health and fitness for kids is a blog site that I have created to help parents in the journey to keeping there kids healthy.

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By: katie taylor http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/let-kids-be-active-outside/#comment-22435 Fri, 02 Dec 2011 08:26:29 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10684#comment-22435 letting children play outdoors not only improve their physical strength but also their immunity. Ledger Leads

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By: S.B.Hall http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/let-kids-be-active-outside/#comment-22434 Sun, 20 Nov 2011 21:18:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10684#comment-22434 Approximately 32 percent of children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 years are overweight or obese, with 17 percent of children being obese. Obese children are at greater risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes9; breathing problems such as sleep apnea and asthma, joint problems, musculoskeletal problems, fatty liver disease, and gallstones. Not only does obesity increase the likelihood of a child developing these types of serious physical issues, but it may also lead to severe psychological and social problems, such as absenteeism from school, discrimination, and poor self-esteem. Eating patterns established in childhood often track into later life which is why nutritional education in grade schools are so important. I think this is an excellent program I hope that more schools follow its example. I believe that family education is a key element in fighting against the obesity epidemic. Being knowledgeable is the first step to leading a healthy active lifestyle.
I think that apple picking would be a good family activity to do in the fall; great exercise and great snack! :)

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By: Tim Burnany http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/let-kids-be-active-outside/#comment-22433 Fri, 18 Nov 2011 03:28:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10684#comment-22433 Very good point. I run the blog iphone apps and while I appreciate all that computers have done for us, it is great for our kids to get outside. Honestly, sometimes I feel guilty reviewing apps because of this, but you have shown me that balance is key.

Very insightful post. Thank you for your conviction.

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By: Ed Best http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/let-kids-be-active-outside/#comment-22432 Thu, 17 Nov 2011 22:48:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10684#comment-22432 Kids love the outdoors and they also love yard sales. Why not take them to one this weekend. Get blog I enjoy it.

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By: tap http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/let-kids-be-active-outside/#comment-22431 Thu, 17 Nov 2011 18:04:00 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10684#comment-22431 It is refreshing to see a school encouraging not only the student to become healthy and active, but also the students family. It is often discouraging how much pressure and responsibility we assert on our school teachers. We expect them to teach our students, prepare them for standardized testing, and also make sure they are not becoming part of our childhood obesity crisis.

It is alarming to look at the number of American children becoming more and more overweight. In a time where we are trying to maintain competitive with China and other countries, it is difficult not to rationalize cutting recess and physical education. After all, isn’t intelligence and remaining competitive on a global scale more important than being “skinny”? Or is it more a question to the effectiveness of the teaching styles of America? Afterall, we are one of the heaviest nations in the world. Many countries who produce some of the smartest youth do not have the weight problems we do. Often these youth are doing more rigorous work and intellectual activities. This would hardly leave these youths excessive time to exercise. These are all questions that do not have clear cut answers.

However, I commend your daughter’s elementary school for developing a program that encourages both youth and their families to “get moving”.

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