In Canada, we pride ourselves on our elite athletes who compete across the globe. But apparently we’ve shifted from trying to be like them to just watching them on tv. Only a minuscule 9% of kids aged 5-17 get the recommended hour a day of physical exercise. What the hell happened here?! Where are the times when kids would play road hockey for hours or hide and seek until it got dark? What happened is the combination of technology and overprotective parents. Let your kids go outside and play. So maybe they fall down and scrape their arm that’s part of being a kid! otherwise, they’re going to end up with an unhealthy obese bubble child.
For more info on the lack of physical exercise in our youth, click here.