Ogosport Active Play Games – Batapult and AeroZipp Disk Are Such Fun For All Ages
There is probably not a single one of us who has not heard about the issues of childhood obesity these days. Some facts that might bring this epidemic a little more in to focus are statistics provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). They state:
- The childhood obesity rate has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
- The percentage of children ages 6-11 years in the US who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12-19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over that same period.
- In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.
There are many factors that contribute to childhood obesity (easier access to fast food, higher calorie and more processed foods being served to children, etc.) but the simple fact is that too few calories are expended for the amount of calories that are consumed. With technology increasing on a daily basis, kids spend more time in front of a screen than ever before. This means that kids have a lot less physical activity in their lives than they did in past years.
As a parent, it is sometimes hard to compete with the latest greatest video game when it comes to keeping your child’s interest. That is why it is more important than ever to get our kids interested in activities that they can do outside the house. That is where a unique, fun outdoor activity –that can hold your child’s interest- becomes important.
One of these “fun” finds is the “Batapult” (which can be found at OgoSport.com). This is a new take on the traditional baseball bat. The unique design of this product moves the bat weight closer to the grip, making the bat feel lighter during the swing. The result is that you get the same striking force as a standard bat but you expend much less effort. The “Batapult” is a hinged bat that allows for super-power hits . . . sending the ball flying up to 200 feet! (And what kid wouldn’t get a thrill at that!)
Another great find is the “Aero Zipp Disk” (also available at OgoSport.com). This is such a fun little gadget you will soon find yourself addicted! Unlike traditional flying disks, the “Aero Zipp Disk” has a simple snap-lock that holds the disk at the perfect angle for super long and straight throws. With very little effort (and much more accuracy than traditional disks), the “Aero Zipp Disk” will fly up to 175 feet. It is aerodynamically designed to slip through the air with a little drag, making it perfect for toss and catch or any of the multitude of target style games your kids will want to play.
These are the kinds of toys that parents need to stock up on to get their kids excited to spend some time running and playing outside. Physical fitness is just the added benefit to all the fun you will have as a family the next time you break out the Batapult and Aero Zipp Disk. Be prepared to make some great memories as well!
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