When I was growing up, you couldn't get me to stay inside for anything. Now I come home and there isn't one single kid outside. They're heavier, and not as healthy or happy, and it's pretty clear to me why. These kids need to get up and move. Now.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine estimates that at least one out of five children in the U.S. is overweight. There are several reasons why parents need be concerned over an overweight or obese child.