Crossfit and fitness trackers for kids, and a levy on sugary drinks
Published Monday, December 11, 2017 12:51PM MST
Experts say youth should get sixty minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day, and one fitness company wants to help meet that goal by introducing kids to CrossFit. Pure Fitness CrossFit offers strength and conditioning CrossFit classes to youth from 3-18 years old. According to that gym, the workouts help kids learn physical literacy while making fitness fun.
While we’re on the topic of kids, should children have a fitness tracker too? Some brands use their favourite characters to help motivate, some look just like the adult versions, but can kids handle the information that a fitness tracker gives them? Is it more of a tool of their parents to keep track of their activity?
And could a levy on sugar sweetened beverages save lives?
Dr. Peter Nieman, Lalitha Taylor, and Paul Plakas join us.