Getting kids off their devices and outside to play can be challenging these days. Experts say children are supposed to be doing 60 minutes of moderate to physical activity each day, but that has been on the decline in recent years, and especially in this sedentary year of pandemic life. 20% of American kids even meet the criteria for obesity.
Dr. Daniel Fulham O’Neill is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine doctor, and sport psychologist. At the intersection of physical health and sports, he has built over 30+ years a successful medical practice and revolutionary education platform that is transforming today’s approach to children’s fitness.
He talks with Dr. Susanne about rebranding physical education, the importance of getting outside wherever you are, encouraging play in our kids, segregating students into athlete and non-athlete, and where we can go from here.