Want to change the world with your Kids?
Ok, that might be a bold statement, but with the rise in obesity and with schools removing physical education, it might actually be closer to home than ever before.
Did you know that over the past 30 years, child hood obesity has TRIPLED (source- Government of Canada)!
“Children and youth who are obese are at higher risk of developing a range of health problems, and weight issues in childhood are likely to persist into adulthood.
For example, obese children have a high chance of remaining obese as adults.”
Physical health problems
- high blood pressure or heart disease
- type-2 diabetes
- sleep apnea and other breathing problems
- abnormal or missed menstrual cycles
- bone and joint problems
- reduced balance
Emotional health problems
- low self-esteem and negative body image
- feeling judged
- being teased or bullied
Ok, enough with the bad stuff- how to do fix it?
The simple answer is to GET ACTIVE.
Here is where you can go to start making a change:
A social movement that will have you setting a great example for your “minis”.
Step 1. Go to the website and donate as little as $1 or any amount you see fit, and you will receive exercises, recipes and ideas to be active. Or no need to donate and just do the social part to spread awareness.
Step 2. Complete the exercises each day (or make up your own) in the name of someone special and post in on social media. Ask them to join in!
Step 3. Bring awareness to obesity by doing it for 1-20+ days. We challenge you to pass it along to at least 5 people!
I have never met a kid that did not want to join me in being active. I often make my nieces and nephews do push-ups to get what they want.
“Hey Uncle Awesome (yup, that is a real thing), can I have a …………”, Yup, you can for 10 pushups!
“Hey Uncle Awesome, can we go in the hottub”………… Yup, for 20 jumping jacks!
Make exercise fun, play along and we can truly change the world one kid at a time. Who knows, maybe we will get in shape along the way 😉
PVA Trainer- Lorne