On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m we’re discussing the following, who is responsible for childhood obesity in America?
But in this episode of Freestyle Friday, I’m looking for your feedback in answering this question.
This topic was inspired by a 17 year old who sent me the following question:
“I’m 17 years old, how can I Live Lean?”
After reading this question, I thought to myself, as a 17 year old, whose responsibility is it to teach kids how to be healthy, and Live Lean.
It’s pretty clear, more and more overweight kids are growing up in a lifestyle, that doesn’t teach healthy eating habits, or encourage activity and movement.
So the ultimate question is, who’s responsible to help kids live a healthy lifestyle, and avoid this obesity epidemic that is affecting so many children of America?
But before you share your opinion, the goal of this post is not just to place blame.
The goal is for you to have your say, by sharing tips, strategies, and experiences that has worked for your family.
How do you help your children live a healthy lifestyle?
I know my parents were really good with me, as they encouraged me to be active in sports at a young age.
I really believe that moving your body more, by playing sports as a kid, is so important.
But the other critical part of a healthy lifestyle, is nutrition.
How do you get your children to stop eating junk food, especially when their school vending machines are filled with soda, potato chips, and chocolate bars?
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In other words, how can I get my kids to avoid the temptation, especially when they’re probably being peer pressured by seeing their friends eating junk food.
So I’m very interested to hear from you.
What you have you done with your kids and what recommended tips and strategies would you share with new parents?
The goal is to help everyone in the Live Lean Nation community, learn how to instill a healthy lifestyle for their young kids.
The number one tip I recommend, besides getting your kids more active, by enrolling them into sports, is reducing the amount of soda consumption.
I can’t believe the amount of kids that go into grocery stores and walk out with soda or sugar filled energy drinks.
Some of these sugar filled sodas and energy drinks contain over 200 calories and 50 grams of sugar per serving.
So I want to hear your best tips for this 17 year old.
If this 17 year old’s parents, the government, and the education system are not helping, hopefully as the Live Lean Nation, we can help him, and his parents, make better decisions.
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So you see that comment section below?
That’s where I want you to share all of your best tips and strategies.
If you’re new to Live Lean TV, you’re going to find out very soon that this is a very interactive community.
I’m not just sitting behind the camera and computer talking at you.
I also want you to share your experiences with me, in the comment section below.
Share your healthy tips for kids, and their parents, to help them live a healthy lifestyle.
If you’re new, I want you to at least say hi down in the comments section.
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Thanks for checking out this Freestyle Friday post.
Have an incredible weekend and go spend time outside to absorb that healthy vitamin D from the sun.
By the way, I have another quick, healthy, and delicious iced protein coffee cooking recipe coming up.
See you soon.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.