Tag: Children’s fitness

How to Get Kids to Exercise: My Daughters Perspective

How to Get Kids to Exercise: My Daughters Perspective

Dance is my way of exercising!

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Video: Is Resistance Training Safe For Kids?

Video: Is Resistance Training Safe For Kids?

We want to make sure our children train their bodies the right way, while decreasing the risk of injury and avoiding improper training.  Watch as Peter shares some smart and safe training strategies for kids on 5 Minutes to Fitness+ TV.

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Recipe- Homemade Pizza Party

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One weekend I got my kids crazy about dinner with the magic words, “You guys want Pizza tonight?”.  After they calmed down I said guess what, you get to make your own.  They just about passed out from the excitement :-) Check out my master chef team at work below.

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Question of the day: Will you do your best?

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Will you do your best for your health? To be strong and confident for the people you care about most. To leave a legacy of pride, mentorship and success for the children in your life.

That’s the real reason you should eat great and train your body everyday. Not just to lose weight. Losing weight is just a bonus.  What matters most is how will you affect the people you love in your life. Make that your crying call and you will, you must succeed.

So the answer is obviously YES. You will do your best. Right :-)  I know you have it in you.

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How these moms are getting their kids to eat healthy and exercise

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I spoke with several moms in the Fit Friends’s Revolution this weekend and they shared their desire to help there kids be healthy.  All of them have already made great changes like more »

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Recipe- Chicken Fajitas; fun, healthy and something for all

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The whole wheat tortillas, guacamole, veggies and organic chicken make this meal healthy and something everyone will love because they can decide which ingredients to use.   more »

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One way to stop obesity in children

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Childhood obesity- and here’s the bad news in case you didn’t know

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I recently blogged about the best reason to get healthy and it was all about doing it for the children in our lives. You can see it here .

A friend just sent the graph above to me.  It indicates the 1 out 3 children in the US are obese or overweight. This is an excerpt:

“The report also includes obesity rates among youths ages 10-17, and the results of a new poll on childhood obesity conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and American Viewpoint. The poll shows that 80 percent of Americans recognize that childhood obesity is a significant and growing challenge for the country, and 50 percent of Americans believe childhood obesity is such an important issue that we need to invest more to prevent it immediately. The survey also found that 84 percent of parents believe their children are at a healthy weight, but research shows nearly one-third of children and teens are obese or overweight. Obesity rates among youths ages 10-17 from the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) also were included in the 2009 F as in Fat report. Data collection for the next NSCH will begin in 2011. Currently, more than 12 million children and adolescents are considered obese.”

http://healthyamericans.org/reports/obesity2010/

Thoedor Geisel (Dr Seuss) said, “Let’s help our children. If we don’t who will?”

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She’s doing it for her grandchild!

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I spoke today for a shipping company and told the audience to create a vision of what they want most, regarding their health.  After I spoke, a woman said to me, “I know I need to lose weight and I have bad knees, but I want to be healthy for my grandchild.  I want to be able to play with him and more importantly, I want to be around for him.  He needs me!”  Now that’s what I’m talking about when I say find a compelling reason to succeed in health. Don’t do it to lose weight.  That’s a side benefit.

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Ping pong for fitness?

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Ping pong is great to play because it:

  • improves balance, coordination and reaction time
  • elevates your heart rate
  • is fun to play
  • can be played with friends

And you’re never too old to start!

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