Submitted by stayadmin on Mon, 11/11/2019 - 20:07

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for physical activity recommend that children and adolescents should do 60 minutes or more of physical activity daily. The 2010 Shape of the Nation report from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education found that, nationwide, fewer than one-third of all children ages 6 to 17 participate in physical activity for at least 20 minutes that made the child sweat and breathe hard. A 2004 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that, for every hour people spend in their cars each day, they are 6% more likely to be obese.

Local Resources:

  • Something is in the Air Program - Air quality related curriculum for high school students supporting the engagement of the local communities in the East Bay that live in the areas of high pollution

  • Air Quality Forecast – A tool to check the air quality forecast in your region to ensure it’s safe to play outside

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