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PHYSICAL EXERCISE AND FITNESS EXERCISE: EQUIPMENT : PLAYGROUNDS : CHILDREN : MEDICAL: CONDITIONS: OBESITY : PREVENTION : UNITED STATES: CITIES: WASHINGTON, D.C.


David P. Dillard
 

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PHYSICAL EXERCISE AND FITNESS EXERCISE: EQUIPMENT :

PLAYGROUNDS :

CHILDREN :

MEDICAL: CONDITIONS: OBESITY :

PREVENTION :

UNITED STATES: CITIES: WASHINGTON, D.C.

Fighting Childhood Obesity, One Playground at a Time

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Fighting Childhood Obesity, One Playground at a Time

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

August 12, 2015

Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/
fighting-childhood-obesity-one-playground-at-a-time/
2015/08/11/3ea583d4-3b7e-11e5-8e98-115a3cf7d7ae_story.html

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A shorter URL for the above link:

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Palisades has one of the areas several fitness clusters, a type of playground designed for kids to improve their balance, agility and strength. These are not your average swing-and-slide sets; theyre more like mini-military training grounds in crayon colors.

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Clusters vary in size and complexity but often feature at least six components, including balance beams, parallel bars, sit-up benches and chin-up bars. Unlike the raw wood and steel structures of my 1980s childhood, clusters often come with protective coating to reduce injuries.

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Part of the recommendations for physical activity for kids is to not only get aerobic activity, but muscle and strength activity, said Dawn Podulka Coe, an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sports Studies at the University of Tennessee. So monkey bars, where theyre holding their bodyweight .?.?. anything where theyre loading the muscle and the bones is going to help strengthen them.

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Playgrounds have had some iteration of fitness clusters for decades. Lynne Vanderveer of PlayPower said the company introduced its Miracle Junior Challenge Course, a 13-station obstacle course, in the 1970s. Landscape Structures out of Minnesota rolled out its first cluster in 1991 and has since sold hundreds of units across the country, according to product manager Jill Dunning-Harris.

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Coe of the University of Tennessee said clusters have become especially popular across the country as communities have grown concerned about childhood obesity.

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Nearly 1 in 3 children in America is overweight or obese, triple the proportion of 30 years ago, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During that time, schools have cut back on gym classes and after-school sports, making public parks and recreation centers a critical resource for physical activity.

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Although playgrounds have always been a good place for such activity, Coe said, today there is more of a focus on using the equipment to improve core strength and balance, which is key to fundamental motor skills such as running and jumping.

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