A study in the US has revealed that overweight students that lack activity also suffer in the classroom.
The study found that overweight or obese children demonstrated significantly more detentions, worsened school attendance, more tardiness to school, and less participation on school athletic teams than their non-overweight peers did. The study states” Our study suggests that body mass is an important indicator of scholastic achievement, attendance, behaviour, and physical fitness among school students, reiterating the need for healthy lifestyle intervention and prevention measures”.
We all know that we need to be active, but we seem to think because kids are immune from all negatives of an unhealthy lifestyle. We are role models for our children and our children’s, children.
It is our responsibility to set standards to keep our kids active, so that they can be alert at school and healthy.
If you are not, sure which activity is correct for your children? Check out the great ideas we have in the ActiveActivities directory.
Have fun Kids!