Children in our diverse, beautiful, crime-ridden country doesn’t have the freedom that kids have in most other countries. There’s no riding outside on your bicycle until sunset. Playing ball at a park with your friends.
I think in a way this must contribute to weight gain over all. My boys take part in sport but that’s only from about March to September. The rugby and cricket seasons. The rest of the time there’s no structured activity. Which leaves the possibility of gaining weight.
YES many kids won’t go out cycling anyway or prefer to sit in front of the TV and computer. Thankfully my kids can easily be limited. They don’t complain too much when I tell them to rather go outside and play. However 10 metres is just not enough for a proper rugby game and boy is it ever easy to run them out in cricket!
It’s actually kinda sad if you think about it. Hopefully summer pool time will give them enough exercise 😛