Family Event Night

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This month's eFit for Life challenge relates to family bonding.  One suggestion I usually have for families who bring their children in for therapy is to schedule a weekly family event or activity night.  Most families are able to find one evening each week that can be designated as family night...for some families a weeknight is easier, others choose a weekend evening.  The event for the evening can be selected in various members can rotate who selects the activity for the evening, or they select the event from a family event jar containing ideas in which all family members have … [Read more...]

Stamp out Childhood Obesity- 5 Steps for Healthy, Fit Kid


With the convenience of fast-food on every corner and the increased popularity of computers and electronic gaming, it is no secret that childhood obesity has been on the rise for the past 3 decades.  According to recent studies conducted on US Americans, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years, and it has more than tripled for children aged 6-11 years. Approximately nine million children over 6 years of age are considered obese. Parents have an obligation to educate their children on exercise and diet, and to help … [Read more...]

September: Childhood Obesity Awareness Month


Welcome to!  For the month of September, we are honoring Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, as well as Yoga Awareness Month.  The statistics on childhood obesity are shocking: The Center for Disease Control reports that obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has nearly tripled since 1980.  Currently, over 23 million children ages 2 to 19 in the United States are overweight.  To translate, childhood obesity affects one in three children, putting them at risk for numerous health concerns, including diabetes, high blood … [Read more...]

Managing Your Child’s Obesity


What I have learnt from being a mother of three is that we tend to parent the same way we were brought up. As a child, I was shown love primarily through food. The amount of food I accepted was my way of showing love, as this was how love was expressed to me. I sometimes find myself doing the same with my sons. I am constantly baking cookies and cupcakes as a token of my love. It wasn’t until I noticed that my older sons were not as active and were indulging in my love cookies that I realised I wasn’t setting a good example. I am now more aware of expressing my love through kisses and cuddles … [Read more...]