Prodding couch potato youth into the great outdoors


The health of America's youth is continuing to decline, spurred by obesity, diabetes, drug and alcohol abuse, and unwanted pregnancy, according to a recent report in The Journal of the American Medical Association. One might understand how this is possible in the large inner-city urban areas, but itís not just there, itís also in rural and small town areas, historically the geo-centers for better youth health. Blame it on the Internet, ipods, TV, junk food, the economy, or whatever, the solutions are far easier to determine than they are to implement.

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