Do you have lazy kids this summer?
Ever wish they'd move more muscles than a mouse?
Yep, me too (in the past, that is).
But did you know that virtually every parent can turn the switch on within their kids to *want* better health?
Walk the walk you talk.
As a parent, it's your job to provide a fantastic role-model to your children. And if you're a fat tub of moss-encrusted adult who moves less than anchored mussels in the bay, chances are….
That's what you're teaching your children too.
Reality is hell, aye?
But if you haul yourself out of your chair, go to your kids and say,
- "Kids! Join me on a walk!"
- "Kids! Let's weed the outdoor gardens together!"
- "Kids! It's a great day to hit the roller-skating rink – into the car!"
and gosh-darn *force* the issue, your kids will have no choice *but* to follow your decree.
That's the first step (actually getting them moving).
But to make them want to do this a second time, you have to ….
Make it fun.
Make no mistake about it – if you're more out of shape than a decrepit jumbo jet (like I was, back in 2006), exercising is *tough*.
But! When you're with your children and loved ones, you can control the atmosphere and make them smile.
It takes a hell of a lot of effort, I do not deny this.
But when your children see you're walking the walk you talk, it becomes something that's not a chore…but even something smart people just plain *do*.
This is one reason why I took karate next to my kids for 3 straight years (the only mom in the kids class too! 🙂 ) and ended up earning my black belt last May.
It's another reason why even though I can't jog whatsoever anymore, I'll still just plain *walk* with my kids when the opportunity affords itself.
Sure, it would be easy to tell them, do as I say…and not as I do!
But that's not what parenting is all about.
So if you want your children to get a great start in their personal health….give them someone to emulate.
It can be the beginning a fantastic new phase in their lives.