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Let the Kids Run! The Importance of Playing Outside

Childhood obesity is a rising health epidemic. While this trend is starting to stagnate, it is not declining. This infographic examines the causes of childhood obesity, from the insane amounts of sugar and extra calories kids are getting to the lack of physical activity most kids are getting. For example, did you know that most Americans are consuming an extra 15 pounds of added sugar per year? And the average American child consumes 200 unnecessary calories per day. Playing outside is one major piece of the puzzle here, and it increases cognitive abilities and social skills as well as overall general health.

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Let the Kids Run! The Importance of Playing Outside

 

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