Physical Inactivity Has Drastic Consequences
32% of children are overweight or obese
24% of 17-to-24-year-olds do not qualify for the U.S. Military for health & fitness related issues
$117 billion spent annually in healthcare costs associated with physical inactivity
...and it's getting worse.
By 2030, Americans are projected to be half as active as they were in 1965. Currently, 71% of girls and 58% of boys fail to reach the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommended 60 minutes of daily activity.
Despite these unfortunate statistics, we know that if children have the ability, confidence and desire to be active by age 12, they are more likely to develop fitness habits that last a lifetime.
What are the Benefits of Physical Activity?
Physical activity does much more than just burn calories. When we are active, we are improving our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Higher test scores and productivity
More likely to graduate high school & attend college
Improved mental health, mood
Lower healthcare costs & reduced risk of life-threatening diseases