I have read that information in a magazine recently and I can’t help but agree with that data. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that those data are true not only for children but for us adults (although I’m not that sure with the 1/4 part).
When my grandparents were still kids, I believe that the games they played when they were little didn’t require sitting in front of the television or computer monitor all day. “Walking” means walking miles and miles (especially in the rural areas) and not just the few yards some kids right now won’t even go to without the car. They were probably more into biking, playing tag, hiking and other activities that require being physically active.
Now, instead of the usual games and activities outdoors, some people are more hooked to doing things on the internet. Well, I can see why because if you want to chat with friends or meet people, you can go to Facebook. If you want to play games, you can go online and play games on your computer or mobile device. Even in terms of education, online studies is also becoming more popular.
I guess technology is really a double-edged sword. It can be a boon or a bane, depending on where you stand and how you deal with it. Technology made things easier for us but it also made us less active and mobile.
The best thing to do right now is to become more active (yeah, I’m also talking to and convincing myself). And as a mother – I need to teach Baby Gee all those outdoor games and activities I learned when I was young.