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Service One

Technology

Reduce the amount of time on technology.

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Activity

Increase the amount of physical activity each day.

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Habits

Create positive habits that lead to healthy lifestyle.

Reducing Technology, Increasing Activity

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2:1 Club: The parents of today cannot raise their children as their parents did 30 years ago. Many things have changed and there are new obstacles. Years ago, children were able to go outside and play on their own, walk to school on their own and had only a handful of channels to choose from on the television. Most parents were not concerned about their children becoming obese, overweight or sedentary. The children were more physically fit due to the availability of daily activity. Move the clock ahead 30 years, and a major crisis is taking place.

Technology Vs. Exercise: One of the major challenges parents are facing today is the technology available to their children. What makes technology great is the fact it makes our lives easier and sometimes more exciting, entertaining or fun. However, this technology is contributing to a generation of sedentary children who really enjoy all these cool gadgets. So, the question arises when it comes to children's health: Is technology or exercise winning the battle with the obesity epidemic facing the children of the world? The 2:1 Club is a program that teaches children to give up some technology while increasing their exercise time.

The Children: A large percentage of children from around the globe are leading sedentary lifestyles. Reports from The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition have stated that 40% of all 5-8-year-olds suffer from at least one risk factor for heart disease (physical inactivity, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure). The children's obesity epidemic prevalent in our society is a reality. Numerous resources state that children watch an average of 2-4 hours of television a night while they exercise less and less.

The Parents: The key to reducing childhood obesity is the parents. Parents need to monitor what their children do and eat every day. Taking a 'lax' attitude can prove to be very dangerous. Children must be educated on how to eat properly, exercise daily, play fewer video games, put down the cell phone and watch less TV.

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The Concept
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Increase physical activity!
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Decrease the technology!
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