Recently I read that the life expectancy of a child born today was less than
their parents. What does that say? We have better health knowledge we have
access to good food etc, however when was the last time most parents WALKED
their child to school?If as parents we don't set the example
how can we expect any improvement in the downward path?
Duh....what do you expect. We have more kids that are being raised on
electronic devices so they don't have to move more than a few fingers for
entertainment. Plus, with more kids being raised in daycares, they are not
getting the exercise that they need.If you think this is a problem,
limit the use of electronic devices by your kids and raise them yourself (single
parents obviously can't do this so well).
And this is why I cringe every week when the Des News put out another mommy blog
article talking about loving your body whether you are 100 pounds of 300 pounds,
and to not worry or pay attention to what you look. The Des News is trying to
hard to counter the Hollywood message of looks are everything by trying to make
us believe body shapes and sizes don't mean anything and that people
shouldn't focus on getting in shape and having slim bodies.And
before everyone goes crazy, did I say that slim and fit are the exact same
thing? No, but yes they are highly correlated.Our country has a
bigger(pun not intended) problem of big kids(and adults) than a problem with too
small kids. I think people SHOULD focus on being slim and healthy.
But next week we'll get another mommy bloggers talking about
how its impossible to be slim and healthy since she's had kids and
therefore we shouldn't even try or talk about being slim and healthy.