Kids these days—always glued to a screen, right? It's never a bad idea to go outside and play, since exercise comes with a wide range of benefits for children. The most obvious is health—regular exercise growing up is a great way to avoid adult-onset conditions such as diabetes and heart disease—but the less intuitive impact is economic. In 2017, the Global Obesity Prevention Center conducted a study to estimate the economic impact that might come about if preteens boosted their physical activity levels. The results, by anyone's standards, are staggering.
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Written by Curiosity Staff May 16, 2017
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