It is so true that there is no time for adults or children to exercise.
Children come home from school and are expected to do homework until dinner and
bedtime. They are supposed to read 30 minutes a day (elementary) and do
"worksheets" which are of little or no value in their education. This
leads to no time for exercise. The kids want to go to the park? Can't do
it - too much homework. They sit for most of the day and come home and sit some
more and it's not necessarily in front of the TV or video games as some
people think. The pressure is unbelievable on the parents who often are also
working, to help the kids with their projects, listen to them read and help with
their math. Especially for kids who struggle this is unreasonable. But,
schools are sending a message that physical activity is something saved for the
weekends. We have to fix this problem at a basic level and stop trying to do
what hasn't worked in the past. Homework does NOT make better or smarter
or more successful students, but it does make for sedentary kids.