How fit are our kids when compared kids in other countries?
There were no chants of “we’re #1, we’re #1” when a recent study ranked the top 50 countries in the “youth fitness” category. Well, we didn’t fare so well, placing 47/50. Top 5 were Tanzania, Iceland, Estonia, Norway, and Japan in 5th. We did beat Mexico, they finished last.
As parents we need to do a better job of encouraging “exercise for life” and not just making that select team. Lead by example and make exercise a priority. On the positive side, “we’re #47, we’re # 47” is a bit catchy…
Need help getting started on an exercise program? Let me know if I can help,
~Ed Deboo, PT
Physical Therapy Bellingham, WA