This article is the first in a series of three at the Globe and Mail on children’s fitness and education. It touches on the connection between physical activity and better school results. It also discusses efforts to get more physical activity into public schools across Canada. Finally, it introduces the concept of physical literacy as essential to overall development of children.
Canadian children are suffering an epidemic of inactivity that contributes to rising obesity rates and weaker academic performance. One in four Canadian children is overweight or obese, and just 7 per cent get the recommended 60 minutes a day of exercise, according to Statistics Canada. Full Article