Children, Exercise and Parks

Children, Exercise and Parks

Children, Exercise and Parks

We are raising the most sedentary generation of children in human history. However, a study published in the April 2001 issue of the American Journal of Public Health offers real, practical hope. Children were 400% to 500% more likely to be physically active if they were given an attractive place to play and were supervised by adults. Among middle-school students, basketball hoops and courts, baseball backstops, volleyball nets, tennis courts, and racquetball courts made the biggest impact. Realistic changes in our schools, parks, neighborhoods, and homes can revolutionize the health of our children.

Dr. Alan Greene

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Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

 

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