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Dutch special Skywalker adventure Builder develops new incentives to the active exercise of sport and play in the great outdoors of AMSTERDAM – Netherlands. Now it’s official: one in four children in Western Nations is overweight, if not obese. The cited reasons are complex and not without controversy: poor nutrition associated with more aggressive application of unhealthy food through ignorance of the parents, the media, the continuous systematic reduction of the hours of school sport in all European countries. Anyway, fact is, and remains, however, that the extent of physical inactivated among children and young people is as high as ever. Movie actress has much experience in this field. More a whole series of studies has shown that inactive children as adults are also inactive”, says Ewout van Voorst, Managing Director of the Dutch Skywalker adventures designed construction, the natural playgrounds and climbing parks and manufactures. With all the known consequences: Obesity, diabetes, heart disease and the associated people consequences.” What is taken from the official now also seriously.

Many countries have now introduced in the face of the visible problem of overweight in children and adolescents, action programmes at the regional and national level”van Voorst said. However it is not done. The core problem is not lack of opportunity for physical activity”, says van Voorst. What must be done is to motivate the young generation to the active exercise of games and sports. And as far as possible without coercion, competition or pressure.

“According to van Voorst is the biggest hurdle in widespread among children and young people believe that real entertainment is mediated only by PC, game consoles and television. In some ways understandable”admits van Voorst. Computers, smartphones, and interaction with peers about social media these days are an essential factor of growing up. What extent means that we have to convince the young generation of that physical exercise in social context just as much fun can make like computer games or Internet surfing.” As far as the Dutch specialist, a confrontational approach is anything but constructive in this regard. We believe social media and physical activity does not necessarily exclude other”, says van Voorst. We therefore develop at the moment. different concepts, in which we attempt to integrate the entertainment value of social media into active physical movement in the frame by ropes and playgrounds, and to promote self confidence, team spirit and the ability of participants to cooperate actively in this context” One of the approaches is a task for a group of participants to combine with the coping of a climbing course, where a code must be secured, which then releases the next group goal using an app – but only if all group members have successfully completed the course. An alternative is aimed at several Small groups, which at the same time deal with a whole range of different climbing elements, which can be online tested the particular score and the team position, as well as online retrieved the end result once all groups have mastered all the courses. In this context a kind of friendly competition over a longer period can be done also, E.g. during the entire summer months, with a list of the best performances of the season.” To Skywalker adventure builders Skywalker developed sophisticated concepts in the field of outdoor playgrounds/adventure parks. The company designs and builds ECO forest climbing, rope parks, climbing towers, theme parks and forest – and nature play areas. The experience of the company, the innovative design as well as the quality, safety and durability of the products make Skywalker into one of the leading manufacturers in Europe.

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