The Importance of Exercise / Childhood Obesity

Jun 09, 2014 | The Lake of the Woods Team

Parents say childhood obesity is 2009’s top health concern. The article suggests that it is not an increase in calorie consumption but rather a reduction in daily activity causing the obesity epidemic. NY Metro Parents provides practical information to parents on a variety of topics and this article explains what parents can do in the home to increase the amount of daily activity that our children are involved in.

As the prevalence of this issue increases, organizations such as the NFL are stepping in to help. The NFL have teamed up with the American Heart Association to raise awareness and challenge all of us to 60 minutes of activity every day. Click the link to read more about how to take on the NFL Play 60 Challenge and make it fun to exercise.