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As adults, we need to be stay active and fit to remain healthy and live longer. Using sportaholik.com as a resource helps us do so however, we also need to be an example to our kids. A new study seems to make that even more evident:
Compulsory gym class in school does little to reduce childhood obesity, meaning more must be done after school to curb the growing fat epidemic, according to a study.
In Canada, childhood obesity rates have quadrupled in the past 40 years and now stand at about 30 per cent. The solution to the epidemic, many have long argued, must start at home. More at healthzone.ca (The Toronto Star)
sportaholik.com connects recreational sport playing adults, however it’s always interesting to see what is going on with Canadian kids and their participation in organized sports.
Canadian children are getting lazier, as participation in organized sports declined significantly among the elementary-school-aged set over a 13-year period, suggests a Statistics Canada study.
New data suggests that only 47% of children in Toronto and Vancouver are sport participants. Also, those of higher income families were more likely to be playing organized sports than those of lower incomes. The top three sports across Canada, for children between 5 and 14 years of age, were soccer, swimming and hockey. More at cbc.ca.