This weeks links all converge around the conversation of kids health. 1/3 kids today are obese. This is a staggering statistic, one that is very concerning as I continue to research to build Ball2Bike.
If you have some downtime, Netflix: Killer at Large, Why Obesity is Americas Biggest Threat.
Addidas stepping into the game of wearable technology. Competeing against Google, Apple, and Nike. With RG3 on Team Addidas I think they will be able to carve out enough market share to make it. Do you think they will have enough buy in? Can wearable technology play into the solution of childhood obesity? Read more here
I'm always on the lookout for information around keeping kids active. This USA TODAY article provides some great insight in regards to sport and how fun needs to be the center, not winning.
"If our goal is to keep kids as physically active for as long as possible, we're looking at organized sport as this solution to a public health crisis," said Amanda Visek, author of the study and an associate professor of exercise science at George Washington University.
A few weeks ago President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton hosted the fourth meeting of CGI America. It is an annual event focused on finding solutions that promote economic recovery in the United States.
One of their indicatives, Clinton Health Matters Inniciative is starting the conversation around kids health and activating participants towards action.
"I’ve had the honor of working with hundreds of kids and I’ve learned that when kids are given the proper tools and resources, they will make healthy choices and inspire their friends and families to do the same…."
Their work is incredible, see more here.