The ongoing discussion over the health of today’s youth has heated up. The backlash over whether kids these days spend too much time inside instead of playing outside coming from the chubby youngesters themselves.
One disgruntled, prepubescent fatty told RP:
‘All we hear from the older generations is about how back in their day they used to to spend all their time outside playing with balls and other rubbish sounding things. If playing outside is so great, we don’t see what is stopping them from doing it now?’
The debate has been ongoing for years, with many concerned over the health of today’s kids and the lack of exercise they are getting. Experts often warning over the link between too much screen time and obesity rates.
Outspoken health specialist, Mike Magroon, has said that ‘Kids these days are getting fatter and more unhealthy. This can be put down to children staying indoors playing computer games, rather than getting outside for the exercise that they need.’
‘Under twelves need to maintain an active lifestyle. Otherwise we could end up with a generation that is not conventionally attractive. I think we can all agree this cannot be allowed.’
The cause has been taken up by many parents upset about the lifestyles of their children. More and more parents are growing critical of their children’s ‘lazy lifestyle.’ But now the counter movement with the children saying that it is in fact the parents who are the lazy ones.
The backlash has come from a group of ten year olds who have pointed the finger straight back at the parents. A spokesperson for the tiny tubsters told RP that ‘They are full of it! They sit there stuffing their faces, knocking back the vinos, banging on about how we should go outside more and be healthier.’
‘If they think the outside is so great, they are welcome to it. No one is stopping them’
The critique has further angered many who have said that this is just further proof that the younger generations are ‘lazy, spoilt, and wrapped in cotton wool.’
One concerned citizen, Tina Kelly, went as far on social media to say that ‘Kids these days are spoilt. They are wrapped in cotton wool. In our day we were always outside playing, exploring and getting the exercise we needed. Falling over was just a part of being a kid.’
However, a reply to the viral comment from a friend of Ms Kelly pointed out that ‘Maybe she held that opinion’ as the bicycle accident she had as a child had not only left her ‘severely deformed’, but also with ‘brain damage’.
Ms Kelly retorted that ‘Yes, but at least she wasn’t fat like today’s kids.’
The jury is out over who is the most lazy generation. Some think there is a compromise though, with X-Box releasing their new console game Back In My Day.
Head of development for the game stating that ‘It is a chance for kids to get outside without having to going outside. This way they can roam the woods, build forts and evade pedophiles like their parents did. And they can do it without ever having to get up from the couch.’
‘Our hope is that this will create a bridge of understanding between the generations.’