This was our Saturday morning. I was so busy baking banana protein cookies and getting the kids food ready for us to leave for t-ball at 8am that I didn't get a chance to get my stuff ready for the gym. All good though, we rode then stopped in the park on our way home and the kids and I did a little workout on the equipment there.
I love teaching the kids about a fit and healthy lifestyle, they loved it and had so much fun 🙌💪😍
How do we get kids active & outdoors more? We let the kids invent fun activities for special school days! My daughter is running for her 2/3 class representative and came up with Sports Game Day, Treasure Hunt Day, Friday After School Beach Days and Nature Day😃 If she wins, I can’t wait to help the school get creative in implementing some of these great ideas to get the kids moving more, outdoors more and build more confidence and camaraderie.
Let’s #raiseuphealth in our kids!❤️
The @phit.america act is something I truly believe in! This act would allow Americans to use up to $2000 of their HSAs and FSAs each year towards things such as gym memberships, sport tuitions, personal training, and more for adults and their kids. Here are the facts:
🔹67% of children are not active to healthy levels 🔹28% of Americans are sedentary, with that number growing!
🔹48% of all high school students have no physical education.
The PHIT Act will incentivize Americans to get moving again and prevent future health care issues such as diabetes, obesity, and so much more!
Visit www.phitamerica.org to find out more and follow the movement! 💪🏼💙🏆✨
Toddler toothbrushing: love it or hate it?
We’re recently on a hot streak, thanks to the glorious idea of watching cartoon toothbrushing videos while we brush. Four years of daily battles, who knew watching a monster or robot scrubbing gunk off its teeth to the beat of a catchy little tune could be so calming/mesmerizing/entrancing/just general miracle-producing?
It was just a time of day where they’d be uncooperative for seemingly no reason.
Why is it so hard to get kids to do what’s good for them? They’ll turn their heads away just for FUN! It’s so frustrating, like, I’M JUST TRYING TO HELP YOU GET YOUR TEETH CLEAN SO THEY DON’T FALL OUT. Despite trying to avoid it, we ended up in a power struggle. I want it to really be a choice - I mean, it’s their body. Their mouth, their teeth. At times, I’ll try to leave it up to them, but then I freak out about how many days without brushing have gone by.
And here’s the thing: You can’t “get” anybody to do anything. You can try to scare them with stories of cavities and get two days of cooperation. But If it’s not important to them, valuable to them in some way, it’s not happening long-term. If it's not fun, they're not interested. And we all resist being controlled.
All positive health behaviors are like that. Why do I brush MY teeth? The biggest driver in the moment is how it FEELS. I can’t stand leaving the house in the morning or going to bed at night without doing it. It’s so ingrained. Avoiding cavities is a motivator too, but less immediate.
What about “eating healthy” and “exercising”? (Two terms I dislike, by the way - I prefer “Choosing foods that make you feel good,” and “moving in a way that keep you energized”… a little less concise though.) If kids are going to do it on their own as they grow, they are going to have to like how it feels IN THE MOMENT.
What do you do to make healthy behaviors fun?
We are really pleased to be featured in this weeks issue of the @west_sussex_county_times thank you so much for recognising the importance of what we are promoting. We are already in talks with more local schools over the next couple of weeks and are really pleased to see the positive response towards our classes from the children, parents and teachers 📰
How active are your children? -
Below is a statistic presented in Parliament on the 20th March this year, covering obesity statistics for the UK - granted, what comes out of national research is always open for debate. -
That aside, there is no shying away from the levels of inactivity and growing levels of obesity in children aged between 4 & 11.
Let’s get kids moving again - My children and yours are the future planners, culture shapers and decision makers.
*NEW* Children’s Bootcamp classes at Wisborough Green Primary School ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️
We are delighted to announce that we are now running after school bootcamp classes at Wisborough Green primary school. This is now the second school that we are working with ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️
The emphasis is on making the sessions fun and enjoyable for children of all abilities. The classes are aimed at encouraging children to interact with eachother and improve their own individual fitness goals aswell as working in a team. For children that do not enjoy team sports this is a great class as it is a way of improving their fitness without having to worry about the skill of a certain sport.
All sessions are aimed at improving children's:
- Muscular strength and endurance
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Agility - Mobility - Reaction skills ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️
Our team of fully qualified and insured children’s fitness experts make sure they adapt each class to suit the children’s age and ability.
WE ARE LOOKING TO WORK WITH OTHER SCHOOLS. If you would like to see this in your child’s school please contact Paul on 07708922792 or email email@example.com
You can view our video which will show you the types of exercises that the children do in our classes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNOe41dcvtM