Get Active


The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period. Overweight and obesity are the result of “caloric imbalance” or too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed, primarily because of lack of exercise.[1]

 With childhood and adolescent obesity increasing within recent years, I thought it would be a good idea to share some light on this subject.  I decided to mix it up and do this by making my video a little differently. Hope you guys like it!

Also, please watch the video in full screen to read the writing clearly!

[1] Centers for Disease and Control http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm

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4 thoughts on “Get Active”

  1. What a creative video!! I agree, exercise is very, very important. At my school, you stopped having recess after 4th grade. 5th-8th grade you would have P.E. for 40 minutes three times a week, but then once you got to high school, there was no P.E. In order to fulfill your athletic requirement, all students had to participate in two seasons of an after school sport (3 sports season per academic year) by the time they graduated, but were required to take TWO YEARS of art classes. While art is great and all, I think exercise is far more important for students health and quality of life. Like myself, there were many students who were members of a sports team all 12 seasons throughout their 4 years of high school, what about those who were not? I wonder if they are less active today then those who were more active during high school, and who learned at a younger age the importance and benefits of exercise.

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  2. In 6th grade, somehow we managed to get the whole grade to collaborate and form a strike against the administration. When the whistle blew, calling an end to our short recess, we all sat down. No one moved. We sat and chanted, “hell no, we won’t go!”. Although some may say this was just a bunch of kids acting out, the administration listened and granted us five more minutes of recess. What I really like about your idea is the fact that kids will be all for it.

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