Get Active Today: Getting the mind and body active
The numbers are shocking: two out of three kids in Kentucky and Tennessee are overweight or obese.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, this leads to higher rates of heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, stroke and several types of cancer later in life.
Local 6's Marissa Hollowed visited Benton Elementary School and picked out a few games that challenge the minds and bodies of kids. Check out the video for more on how kids can wake up the mind while amping up the body.
Benton Elementary is a recipient of the Baptist Health Paducah grant to offer the Project Fit America curriculum and fitness equipment to all of their students.
For more Get Active Today information, visit getactivetoday.com/paducah.