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The Benefits of Children’s Playgrounds

Playgrounds naturally inspire kids to get out and be active, and running around is seen as a fun activity, not as a basic workout routine. Also, monkey bars strengthen the arms, back, and
shoulders, beams, and bridges help with balance, and jungle gyms increase dexterity, spatial-relation skills, and leg strength. The Surgeon General’s 2010 report concluded that about one of every three US children suffers from obesity or being overweight. Also, getting kids to enjoy activity when they’re young helps them form positive habits for life.

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