Look around. Do you notice that children aren’t looking as fit as they used to look? Listen to the children. Have you heard “I’m bored” come out of anyone lately? What about the teachers? How well do they really KNOW the children in their classroom? What about society, in general: do we seem relaxed or tense? It may seem impossible that one simple change in how we take care of our children might help across the board with all of these problems. I assert that the ever-decreasing amount of quality “outside time” has contributed to a host of negative trends. Making sure that outside activities are viewed as fundamental parts of each child’s day can be an important step in reversing these trends.