Tag Archives: childhood

Michelle Obama’s got it right

There’s no question that our nation’s First Lady has got it right when she says “small changes can lead to big results”.  I strongly believe in Michelle Obama’s child obesity initiatives, and I totally concur with her push for healthier meals and more exercise, especially for anyone NOT currently on a fitness program.  As for overweight children and their role model parents, let’s get them started with a daily fitness routine that’s simple and attainable – whether or not they can afford a gym or yoga studio membership. Like my new 5 minute fat burning series on YouTube.  Each low impact workout is designed for anyone of any size, weight, age or gender.  Plus, these 5 minutes of exercise will serve to jump-start your day, strengthen your body and your mind, burn fat while getting your heart rate up, as well as lay the groundwork for your daily fitness routine.  So give it a try…and I’ll see you next time!  R

 

Child obesity is a serious problem

This morning I read an enlightening article about the growing concern of California residents that believe childhood obesity is not only a serious problem, but one that nearly 60% of those polled statewide believe has become an epidemic.  I would have to agree.  Not only is childhood obesity a serious problem – the inability of parents to be excellent roll models is one that I consider even more alarming.  I should know.  One of the key reasons I created my 15 Minute Fat Burning Workouts is due in part to my charity, The Boulevard Zen Foundation.  As you know, we teach yoga to children and their moms living in domestic violence shelters.  Every time I’ve entered a new shelter to introduce our program to everyone the first question I’m asked by the moms is will yoga help them lose weight.  An interesting question for those of us who are dedicated to this 6,000 year old practice.  Because most of us didn’t start practicing yoga to lose weight.  We did so for its overall mental, physical and spiritual benefits.  Thus, I created a complete set of full body, yoga-based exercises that are brief in nature – only 15 minutes per workout- are easy to follow, affordable, attainable and available for ANYONE of any age, size, weight or gender.  Including children.  Just ask my niece who’s 11 years old.  And if you don’t believe me – try it out yourself.  And if you can’t afford the $1.99 per workout, write me a letter with your sincere interest and I’ll forward you Monday’s workout.  Because who doesn’t have 15 minutes a day to respect themselves?