Youth Obesity realisations
I’m going to start by telling you what very few other people are willing to…
… The truth is, there should be no incidents of overweight or obese youths
with the exception of those with medical conditions.
There should be no excuse beyond that.
With daily exercise and attention to proper nutrition, obesity and overweight
concerns cease to be problems.
As a matter of fact, the one and only solution to youth obesity and overweight
conditions lies in exercise and good nutrition.
And these things have to become a habit in your life and your child’s.
Because exercise and proper eating are the only methods I advocate, and the only
ones that work, I’m not going to spend time discussing trends, fads, or crazes.
Youth obesity is not a short-term problem
It is not going to resolve itself with a short-term solution.
It’s not about a magic pill. It’s not about restricting calories for a short period of
time or running on a treadmill for as long as you can stand.
It’s about honest to goodness, wholesale life changes, day by day, in small
incremental steps that eventually lead to a large change.
Our biggest mistake was when we started believing and buying into short-term,
lazy, and quick-fix solutions.
We have been naive, and we have been wrong, and look where it’s gotten us.
So, if you’re not prepared to hear the truth, then this free "Final Solution" report
isn’t for you.
This is not going to be a quick-fix solution, but it will be a solution, and a final
one at that.
It’s not going to take enormous amounts of work; in fact, it’s going to take a very
insignificant amount of work day by day.
It’s not quick and it’s not necessarily easy, but it will be effective, and it’s the
solution you’re looking for.
Let me start here –
People used to be active daily as a matter of being.
It wasn’t something we had to make time for.
We didn’t need a designated place to do it (such as a gym), or time (such as
right after work).
Children walked, ran, played, climbed trees, and wrestled with their friends.
Most adults worked physical jobs and spent their leisure time outdoors.
In only the past two decades, this lifestyle seems to have been almost completely
When I was a kid, physical activity was at the core of my being.
Every morning in the summer, I’d wake up, have breakfast, and head outside.
I would be gone for the next several hours—riding my bike, playing pick-up games
of baseball, football, or basketball with my friends, climbing trees, and playing tag.
Hours upon hours of just being active for fun.
Becoming overweight wasn’t something I even thought about.
And as I moved into adulthood, the habit of being active that I had established
as a child remained.
Naturally, as the demands of my schedule increased, I had to start carving out specific
times to be active.
I had to plan gym workouts and times when I would go for a run, but I made sure to
be physical in some capacity every single day.
Being physical and active were ingrained in me to the point that if I couldn’t get up
and do something regularly, I’d know that my priorities weren’t in order and would
need to be corrected.
As human beings, our bodies are programmed to be active—to move every single day.
We are movement-oriented machines.
And in fact, to not be active—to be sedentary—goes against everything that our
bodies have been built for.
It’s not just that our bodies are built for activity, but they intuitively want to be active
To eat less than wholesome foods (processed foods) and to be inactive goes against
the very nature of being human, and we pay for that lifestyle with declining health.
We have been led to believe that regimented exercise is the only path to health and
The general thinking is that if you want to get in shape, you have to go to the gym,
hit the treadmill for a certain number of minutes, lift weights for a few sets, etc.
But again, all the human body wants to do is move, and there’s no better way to move,
and to enjoy that movement, than by playing games.
Playing a physical game and really competing to win takes tremendous energy.
It’s not just a way for children to blow off steam or kill time.
Give it a try and you’ll see what I mean.
Tomorrow, go for a walk on a treadmill or a 20-minute jaunt on a stair master,
and then the day after go climb a tree with your kid or go to the local park and
ry to move around on the monkey bars.
Then tell me which is “harder"… and more importantly, more fun!
Now here’s the final point you need to understand.
If I asked you whether your seven year-old could pass the second grade in a month,
what would you say?
No, of course, because the school year is designed for a reason.
Lessons and skills need time to be learned and developed.
And as we ascend through the grades of elementary, junior high, and then high
school, the curriculum becomes more advanced and more progressive.
You couldn’t possibly pass grade 12 calculus if you didn’t take and understand
elementary mathematics like addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication
Exercise and nutrition work exactly the same way.
That’s why I keep restating the point that crash dieting and/or crash exercising
isn’t effective for long-term improvements.
We first must establish small, daily goals of nutrition and exercise.
These are little things, like trying to eat more frequently on Day 1, and then eventually
changing the foods you eat over time.
I would be overjoyed if tomorrow, even though you had been sedentary for some
time now, you took your kids out to play for five minutes.
The next day you could play for seven minutes, and the day after that, ten.
I know the change may seem so slight that it couldn’t possibly make a difference,
but it absolutely does.
Think in terms of progression.
Exercise and nutrition are just like school.
You don’t have to know everything on your first day.
Just apply yourself over time and, before you know it, you’ve graduated.
But here’s the kicker…
… YOU have to be the captain of this ship.
Obesity is a learned behavior.
Your kids don’t buy the groceries.
Your kids don’t prepare the meals.
Your kids play video games endlessly if they aren’t given boundaries.
If you adopt a healthier lifestyle, so will your kids.
If you happily enjoy at least one wholesome meal a day, so will your kids.
If you hem-and-haw about having to go outside a play for 5 minutes before you
park it in front of the TV for the rest of the night… So will your kids and clients!
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