Approximately 70% of children in the U.S. quit sports by the time they are 13 according to the Michigan State University’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports.
So, it is hardly surprising then that the rate of childhood obesity continue to rise, coming in at 17.3 percent of American children ages 2-19 being classified as obese according to an April 2014 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics.
In fact, according to the organization Designed to Move, because of the sedentariness of young people, today’s ten-year-olds are the first generation in a hundred years expected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.
What is ironic is this: we know that sports is great for kids,
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