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Encouraging Physical Fitness

May 7, 2010
Times Observer

BY CRISTIN HOCKENBERRY,  TEACHER, CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY
 
Every year, approximately one-third of Americans make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight.  With all the fad diets and quick fix weight-loss plans, our society has become somewhat addicted (over $40 billion is spent each year) to a temporary fix instead of a permanent change. Teaching children at a young age the importance of living a healthy lifestyle is a key ingredient in a recipe for smarter, healthier children.  What’s even more valuable is the benefits regular exercise has on children in the classroom. 

 
 

 

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