Playground safety is becoming an important topic these days as children are getting hurt from risky play events at local park and recreation locations. The Wall Street Journal's, Sumathi Reddy, explains in a recent article that playground planners, manufacturers and child experts across the world are now working to introduce an element of risk to playgrounds. JoGo Equipment disagrees with this premise 100%, but encourages a healthy debate on this topic. The following article and related video shows studies that were conducted show phobias and other psychological side effects resulting from playgrounds being too safe for children. What side of the debate are you on?
Super tuesday is finally here and this election is said to be the most important nomination for the future of our republic. All the debates and propaganda T.V. commercials are finally over. Barring we don't have anymore election debacles, Governor Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama will be the next United States President on November 6, 2012. Putting politics aside is much needed as we need to focus on the most important issue, which is the U.S. economy and getting 14 million people back to work. In honor of this election day, JoGo Equipment provides some presidential facts and statistics on nutrition, physical activity and obesity in america. We hope that the next president pays attention to these government facts published on Fitness.gov and has a long term plan to help us lead the way to an active generation.
GMO is a genetically engineered food, plant or meat, that has had its DNA artificially altered in a laboratory by genes from other plants, animals, viruses, or bacteria in order to produce foreign compounds in that food. This type of genetic alteration is not found in nature and is experimental. Many of the foods we currently eat and feed our families (including certain baby formulas and a high percentage of corn, soy, cotton and sugar beets commonly used in processed foods sold in the U.S.), but we don’t know which ones without labeling. Fifty countries around the world—representing more than 40% of the world’s population require GMO labeling, including all of Europe, Japan, India and China. Polls show that more than 90% of Americans want to know if their food is genetically engineered. We are free to choose what we want to eat and feed our children. The free market is supposed to provide consumers with accurate information about products so we can make informed choices. California is trying to become the first U.S. State to pass strict regulations on GMO labeling with Prop 37. The initiative would simply require food sold in retail outlets to be labeled if it is produced through genetic engineering, and would not allow these products to be labeled as “natural.” Prop 37 gives companies 18 months to change their labels, and allows for the GMO disclosure to appear wherever they choose on packaging.
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A growing number of city and park officials, health experts and community leaders in the United States are praising the health and social benefits of adult playgrounds. They say that the playgrounds for adults will succeed where treadmills have failed in combating rising rates of obesity and related illnesses by enticing kids, adults and seniors to get off the couch and exercise outside for free. In these tough economic times, gym memberships are not pratical and adult playgrounds offer a solution to many low urban economic climates where obesity rates are highest.