Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Front Page of the Washington Post Today

From the Post today, front page, more kids' health, this time talking about high blood pressure. They do make a mention of kids having less time outdoors.

"It often forces them to limit their daily activities," said Melinda Sothern of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. "It robs them of their childhood, really. They're robbed of the natural enjoyment of being a kid -- being able to play outside, run, participate in gymnastics. If they have high blood pressure, they have a constant risk of stroke."

A vicious circle.

Check out this site, which has a lot of good ways to tackle this problem.