Tag Archives: childhood obesity

Too Much Sitting Contributes to Childhood Obesity

In a recent article, Richard Louv writes “But at other schools, too many students spend most of their time sitting. At their desks, in front of computers, taking tests, sitting in schools where recess and gym class have been restricted or … READ MORE

Silent Emergencies

In Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms, Eric Nelson describes 7 “Silent Emergencies” that young children face today.  The 7 he listed are: Lack of exercise Preoccupation with electronic media Perception of outdoors as an unsafe place to play Isolation from and fear … READ MORE

Celebrate Screen-Free Week

April 30th through May 6th is Screen-Free Week and it’s not just school aged children who are getting too much screen time.  On average, preschoolers watch 32 hours of television every week and see 25,000 commercials.  Even infants are getting … READ MORE

Let’s Get Physical!

Most everyone would agree that playing outside as a child is fun- here at The Adventurous Child, we strongly support outdoor fun! What most people don’t know are the enormous benefits of physical activity- not only for adults, but children … READ MORE

Family Fitness Challenge

Have you heard of the Family Fitness Challenge from USA Today?  They have a different challenge every week for families to get out and get active! The Adventurous Child understands how important it is for children to get all of … READ MORE