Children born into the digital age, aka digital natives, are pathetically out of shape and I think there's a definite connection. Probably not earth shaking news to many of you.
I recently went on a two day ride on a 15 mile rail/trail with a different set of about 30 teenagers each day. Not a single one of them could even come remotely close to riding with me. Now don't get me wrong, I wasn't out asking to race them, I could just tell. When some actually had to turn around and go up a light, light grade, forget it. A couple of kids did challenge me and it was sad. Like playing with a 2 year old.
I don't know whether to feel good about myself or sorry for them. When I was in high school I don't think there's any way some 50+ guy could have beaten me or many of my friends.
BTW, many of us could be called DSL or digital second language while some are DD's or digital dinosaurs. That would be my wife.