The competition between the USA and China is obvious. But, the most disturbing issue is our future....our kids, who are in BAD SHAPE. Below are 5 areas which will determine if our kids or America will be competitive in the future. 

  • USA Kids are ranked LAST in physical health among 38  countries
  • Chinese children must receive 2 hours of physical activity daily
  • USA Kids - 90% are not active to CDC standards
  • 20% of Chinese kids are overweight or obese 
  • 45.7% of USA kids are overweight or obese
  • USA obesity rates for children are trending higher
  • Chinese obese rates are trending down
  • Chinese students have higher test results than USA Kids in:
    • Reading
    • Math
    • Science
    • The gap is getting bigger
  •  USA test results for Math & Reading have been STAGNANT for the past decade
  • Chinese kids get active before the school day which wakes up the brain for improved learning
  • America spends $12,624 per year per child for education – 5th highest in the world
  • The USA ‘Sit & Test’ Education approach is failing 

  • China mandates 1-hour of physical education daily in school and 1 hour after school
  • Nearly 50% of USA Schools have NO physical education programs
  • The average budget for PE in an elementary school is $462 per school…for the entire year
  • USA State PE Policy – Schools often get ‘waivers’ and bypass state PE requirements
  • China Policy - ’Physical Education classes and campus exercise activities will not be squeezed out in favor of other programs’
  • In a study by The Lancet, they found kids' mental health is directly impacted by too much screen time, and not enough physical activity. 
  • Chinese kids can only play online games 1 hour per day on weekdays and limited time on weekends
  • USA Kids 8-12 years old spend 6 hours per day; Teens spend up to 9 hours a day
  • The CDC says to ‘limit screen-time to 1 hour and day and get kids active for 1 hour per day’
  • Neither of these are happening
  • The only thing all US kids move daily is their thumbs using electronic devices 

  • Nearly ¾ of all USA teens are not fit enough to join the military
  • The US Military has relaxed standards to accept more recruits
  • Physical activity and fitness are affecting military readiness and national security
  • All citizens of China, regardless of ethnic status, race, occupation, family background, religious belief and education, have the obligation to perform military service.

Sources for research sighted above can be found at InactivityPandemic.org

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