Exercise is not always high on a child’s priority list. It falls somewhere behind pizza, video games, television and fuzzy slippers.
If you have seen the film Free Birds you’ll know that the character of Reggie was a bit on the “unfit” side, unlike his friend Jake who was big and strong.
Fox Home Entertainment asked trainer and host of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition for some tips to help your child, or grandchild, how to get moving and eat healthier. Parents and grandparents can utilize these great tips too.
FYI… Free Birds will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on February 4, 2014.
Tip #1: Eat Breakfast.
Mom is right, it really IS the most important meal of the day! Eat something hearty that’s going to give you a lot of energy, like
eggs and toast, or yogurt and granola. Start the day strong.
Tip#2: Get to school at least 15 minutes early for recess.
Run, jump, climb, and play your favorite sports. You’ll get some extra time with your friends, you’ll get stronger and faster, and you’ll supercharge your body and mind for learning.
Tip #3: Eat fruit every chance you get.
Fruit is nature’s dessert, and comes in all kinds of fun flavors. You can never go wrong with classics like apples, oranges, bananas, pears, grapes and pineapple. But also try exploring new and crazy fruits, like starfruit or kiwi, grapples or mangoes.
Tip#4: Cut the soda.
Any way you look at it, it’s just not good for you. If you crave sweet beverages, try naturally sweetened waters. There are all kinds of new flavorings for water coming out with natural sweeteners like stevia and monk fruit – find one that you love, and hydrate.
Tip #5: Be a lean and mean gamer.
When you’re done with your homework, instead of vegging out on the couch with your PS4 or Xbox 1, get up and try playing one of their MANY active games. Get off the couch and LIVE the game. Run, jump, balance, shoot…get involved in your video games and get fit in the
*I was not compensated for this post. I am sharing these great tips for the benefit of my site readers.