OUR SOCIETY IS IN CRISIS:
The world is facing a physical inactivity crisis. As modern societies develop, physical activity is being engineered out of everyday life. Levels of activity are falling so fast in so many countries around the world that the crisis is now being termed a global pandemic, affecting both developed and emerging economies.The situation for young people is particularly alarming. Today’s generation of children are the least active generation in history, with World Health Organization data showing that over 80% of the world’s 11 to 17 year olds fail to meet the minimum requirements of activity.
BOKS is a physical activity program designed to reverse physical inactivity by getting kids active and establishing a lifelong commitment to health and fitness. Built on the science and research documented in the book, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, BOKS provides free physical activity curriculum, training and support to communities looking to establish and maintain impactful fitness and nutrition programs serving the whole child. Having grown from a single elementary school to a global initiative, BOKS is scalable and its impact is supported by scientific research. BOKS envisions a world in which movement is a foundational part of every child’s day.