Are we fooling ourselves by relying too much on organized programs — such as soccer leagues and PE classes — to provide our kids with the activity they need for health? Yes, according to the 10th annual Active Healthy Kids Report Card. The solution is finding more ways to work in activity throughout the day. That means active transportation (walking and riding to school) and playtime plus sports. These tips from ParticipAction will help you find more time in the day for healthy fun.
Laura Bickle, Editor
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