Growing up, my parents never had trouble keeping me active. Where I came from, playing outside after school was essential. I enjoyed nothing more than being outside with whatever friends I could find. We played many different sports and participated in any activities our imaginations led us to.
It was basic knowledge to me as a kid – that nothing, nothing beat being outdoors and being active. Looking back at my childhood today, I realize the repercussions of the technological age. We now live in a time in which corporations impose technology in the form of cellphones, video games, and computers, distracting our youth from a healthier lifestyle.
It pains me to learn that a mere 7% of children participate in the recommended physical activity of only one hour a day. Today’s children ne...Read More