Health Information and Statistics
A Very Short Overview of American Youth and Adolescent Fitness
The current generation of children may be the first in human history whose average life span may be shorter than their parents. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 1/3 of children are considered to be overweight or obese.
Our youth will benefit from the activity. At NAFH we intend to begin reversing the devastating effects of juvenile obesity and associated diseases.
Benefits of Physical Activity for Children
Improve performance in school - Kids are calmer, focused and more alert as a result of exercise
Help with weight management - Decrease body fat
Improve self esteem and overall mental health
Improve cardiovascular health
Learn to cooperate and compete in a fun environment
Learn to live a healthier lifestyle