RIDGER SPORTS - Myths that stymie children’s fitness

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Last week I had an article lamenting the sad state of Americans’ fitness, particularly the poor condition afflicting the children of our country.

I touched briefly on the problems some parents have in recognizing the fitness and health of their own children. There are in play a variety of “myths” floating around our country that kind of serve as blinders, preventing folks from seeing how fit they really are. What follows are some of those myths and how they are misleading a lot of people.

◊Myth one - My child is not fat, therefore, he is physically fit and perfectly normal.

There is a lot more to being fit than just not being fat. One of the most unfit children I ...

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