I wrote a piece for Impact Ethics on the dangers of focusing just on sports for kids and neglecting everyday exercise (walking and biking to school, for example). I agree with all the commentators who recommend that children be left alone to play unsupervised (kids are more physically active when playing without adult supervision) but I wanted to focus on active lifestyles as well.
One thought on “Let’s stop talking about children and exercise (reblog from Impact Ethics)”
A good piece and apropos term “compartmentalized exercise”. It was rather ironic, that my niece who was 9 at the time, complained walking for less than 1 km. along a pleasant bike-ped. park path with us. She played (and still does) soccer, ice hockey and has been an ardent advanced gymnastics participant in “organized” sports weekly year round.
Her mother, my sister, herself is a long time jogger with 2 other older sons….who were polite enough not to complain.
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