Need to find something for the gamer in your life? Check out our handy holiday shopping guide.
If you’re unfamiliar with the world of video games, stepping into the games section of a Best Buy or entering a Gamestop can be a bewildering experience. Perhaps you're a parent wanting something fun and wholesome for your kid, a girlfriend wondering what her refuses-to-grow-up boyfriend might like or a grandparent trying to impress a grandchild with your grasp of technology. Have no fear, Patch has complied a list of some the holiday’s best and biggest games, along with some recommendations for who might enjoy them. "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" $59.99, Mature (Xbox 360, PC, Playstion 3, Nintendo Wii U) – For some seasoned parents of video game-obsessed kids, this name may sound familiar, and it should. The “Call of Duty” franchise …
Here are ways students of all ages can be more physically active.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The average elementary and middle school student spends 5.5 hours daily on sedimentary activities. By the time these kids get to high school, the average time spent on sedentary activities is 6-7 hours per day. Video games, watching television and computer time are all activities that are sedimentary in nature. Teenagers get less than one-third of the recommended amount of daily physical activity. On weekends, only 17 percent of teenagers participate in the recommended amount of physical activity. As a result, one third of all American children are either overweight or obese. It is important to establish good exercise habits early in life for children. Children who enjoy exercise tend to stay active throughout their lives. There are many …