More Gym Class

In some schools, there has been a greater emphasis on academics—but are we building our kids’ brains while hurting their bodies?

Many districts have ditched P.E. and even recess to increase classroom time. And while it’s hard to argue against beefing up education, our kids are bulking up too. The number of overweight and obese children has skyrocketed, and school is one of the best places to teach our kids about the value of exercise, plus allow them to burn calories.

If your child’s school has their P.E. program sitting on the sidelines, encourage them to play outside when they’re home—or play with them. And have them exercise alongside you. You may just build something your kids will never get in a classroom—a stronger relationship with you.

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