The 2:1 Club - Credits
"Exercise improves blood flow to the brain, it helps the body
detoxify, it puts you on a better cycle of physical behavior, and it
leads to decreased stress. It also improves thinking and mental
function and decreases your tendency toward addiction."
(The Asbury Park Press, March 2008)
Children all over the globe are leading sedentary lifestyles.
Reports out of The President's Council on Physical Fitness &
Sports have stated that 40% of all 5-8 year olds suffer from at least
one risk factor for heart disease (physical inactivity, obesity, high
cholesterol, high blood pressure). The children's obesity epidemic
prevalent in our society is a reality. Numerous resources state
that children watch an average of 2-4 hours of television a night while
they exercise less and less.
The key to reducing childhood obesity is the parents. Parents
need to monitor what their children do and eat every day. Taking a
'lax' attitude can prove to be very dangerous. Children must be
educated on how to eat properly, exercise daily, play less video games,
and watch less TV.