CrossFit – Monday, July 29th, 2019

CrossFit Affiliates Become Community Lifeboats to Combat Childhood Obesity

Every summer, parents put their ears to the ground looking for programs to keep their kids busy: Sleepover camp, YMCA, VBS, science camp, junior lifeguards, play dates with neighborhood families.

Now, we can also add CrossFit Summer Camp to the list. And a few are adding key nutritional education as well to combat a nutritional and fitness deficit being offered to young kids.

Since 1970, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled. In 2016, one out of every five children was obese. And today, across the nation recess is becoming a thing of the past coupled with fast, processed food and sugar-stocked vending machines are only contributing to the problem.

Additional Reading:

An Open Letter About the Need for Greater Awareness of Caffeine Levels in Energy Drinks