Speaking Point: In today's busy, crazy world, we often find ourselves eating all the wrong things and more stagnant than is healthy.
Getting fit and staying fit is so important for all of us!
But it's not just the adults that need to eat healthy and start exercising.
According the Center For Disease Control, childhood obesity has tripled over the last 30 years.
It's a startling statistic given that we know so much more about health, fitness and the body, today than ever before.
So...what's a parent to do to get their children involved and off the couch?
Create "Family Fitness" as part of the Family rituals and culture you, as a parent, model as a priority.
You don't have to spend a great deal of money joining gyms or fitness programs if you can't affor
Speaking Point: 1. The family spends quality time together.
Speaking Point: 2. It gives you a great space and time to have genuine conversations with your children.
Speaking Point: 3. You model great effort, hard work, and a consciousness of what it takes for a healthy lifestyle.
Speaking Point: 4. You live the model of balance between work, play and health.
Speaking Point: 5. You build teamwork skills, fitness skills, and self-regulating skills in your kids.
Speaking Point: 6. And you make a priority out of having fun as a family.
Speaking Point: Family Fitness is a wonderful idea for all families of all ages.
Speaking Point: The hard part for parents is making this a priority, building it into the schedule and getting through the initial resistance of your children. But parents, keep your resolve, don't get discouraged and be consistent.
Speaking Point: If you believe in it as a lifestyle, model it in your Family culture, your children will eventually embrace fitness as a part of their identity as well.