Getting Kids Fit the Old Fashioned Way - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/11/07

Getting Kids Fit the Old Fashioned Way

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Forget the expensive exercise equipment.  When it comes to kids and exercise, the best way to get them moving is as cheap as it is effective.

A study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that while large playground equipment is nice, and appealing to parents, it is the smaller, simpler, portable equipment like jump ropes, balls, and even hula hoops that really give kids a workout. 

The study suggests that instead of spending school money on expensive equipment, the money would be better spent on well trained Physical Education teachers who can motivate kids to get fit the old fashioned way.

 

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