We know that childhood obesity in America is a major issue these days. It is important that proper nutrition and exercise are introduced early into a child’s life, not only for their current well-being but because early habits set a child up for success or struggle as an adult. But there’s another reason why kids should get up and moving — fitness can affect mental capacity.
First lady Michelle Obama has made ending childhood obesity one of her premier initiatives during her time at the White House. We’ve talked about the good coming from the Let’s Move! anti-obesity campaign. Here’s an explanation from Letsmove.gov: