According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who
were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 20% in 2008. Similarly,
the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased
from 5% to 18% over the same period. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm
These are frightening statistics. Academic education is extremely important but so is physical exercise. Balance is the key. Plan about an hour a day for outdoor exercise for your growing children. There are classes for almost every type of interest. Joining a soccer league for home schooled children is quite common. Outdoor exercise is a great way to bond and grow with your children. Get out and start moving today!