Study: Today's kids are less fit than their parents were

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  • Walking the byways Thornbury, Vic
    Nov. 20, 2013 1:14 p.m.

    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?

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Nov. 20, 2013 12:09 p.m.

    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).

  • Christopher B Ogden, UT
    Nov. 19, 2013 2:19 p.m.

    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.