It may sound counterintuitive, but organized youth sports are contributing to childhood obesity. It used to be that the neighborhood kids would just assemble after breakfast, or after school, and start in on whatever physical activity they were going to do. Whether it was football, a game of pickle, or a bike ride exploring the neighborhood, there was no cost to entry. You went outside, joined in, and off you went. But now that parents have organized their kid’s time, and paid so much to do so, kids aren’t just heading outside to play. Now sports is highly organized….

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