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June 25, 2013

The Consequences of an Inactive Childhood

We all read and hear about how unhealthy we are becoming as a society, as a nation, and globally.  Most of you reading this post will be fortunate enough to understand the importance of having a healthy lifestyle, and include exercise and good nutrition habits in your daily lives.  But there are many who do not yet understand the importance of such.  So many, in fact, that the overweight physical condition of people today, due to inactivity and poor eating habits, has been identified as a global crisis.  Fortunately, this global crisis is preventable with education. 

Did you know?

  • Today's average 4th grader has a life expectancy of five years less than their parents. 
  • This year 5.3 million deaths will be attributed to physical inactivity, surpassing the number of deaths that will occur due to smoking. 
  • Research has shown that the academic grades of inactive children are lower than their active classmates. 

This next year we will be actively recruiting individuals and organizations to partner with us to reverse these trends.  As we scale, we need help with marketing and PR, Program Underwriters, and multi-year donor commitments.

Do you know someone who can help? Let us know!

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