MCR: Childhood Obesity

Published by: MCR
Article & Images: G Fit
Childhood obesity is at an all time high and that disturbs me as a father and a healthco2 and fitness professional.   Our youth are no longer playing outside like we used to or like back in the day, you know what I’m talking about.  And from what I am reading some schools have even eliminated PE.  On top of that the over consumption of fast food by our kids has led to a predisposition for our youth to have juvenile diabetes and early hypertension.  So with a zeal and passion for saving lives I have a few tips for you on how to get your kids moving .  First, start with decreasing soft drink and sugary drink consumption and increase water intake.  Second, stop eating at  fast food restaurants, or at least limit the number of times you visit to once per week.  Third, increase the number of veggies and fruits, you can do this with fun smoothie drinks made at home with  a handful of spinach, 1/2 cup to cup frozen or fresh blueberries, 1/2 cup of pineapple chunks or 2 pineapple rings, and 3-4  strawberries or 1/3 of a banana and 1/2 a bottle of water.    And lastly, get them moving and you can do this with your kids.   
co3This is a basic workout for kids ages 10 & up for up to 3 x times a week: 
3 sets of 20 Jumping Jacks 
3 sets of 15 lying leg lifts
or a 15 minute walk 
And watch them start to transform right before you eye
Click the below link to watch a clip of one of our 10 year old kids in our Kids Fitness program at Body Exclusive Fitness.