I had the pleasure of presenting at the Vancouver Wellness Show this past weekend. The topic was "Top 10 Ways to Keep Children Healthy". I will provide my top 10 list in the near future, however today I want to focus on the behind-the-scenes stuff that got me up on that stage. More specifically I want to draw your attention to the individuals - my colleagues - that were gracious enough to offer their expertise and input - all of which was ESSENTIAL to my presentation.
I can say without hesitation that these are some of the brightest and innovative minds on the planet when it comes to youth fitness. Here is what they had to say about the best ways to keep children healthy.
In the never-ending peeing contest between training and dietary ideologies, one trend that makes me shake my head is the “extreme comparison” arguments. They look something like this;
We have a fight on our hands...
A fight to reclaim a physical culture, that I fear has become lost on this current generation. A task of this magnitude requires a basic understanding of the needs of children from an inspirational, developmental and physical perspective.
The following is a bullet-point primer on some philosophies of children's fitness, and how we can help reclaim the health of our youth through activity.
How much should I eat? This is one of the most common and yet complicated questions I come across as a coach and fat loss specialist. As with any answer to an exercise/diet related question, it depends. The factors are multilayered and get a bit dicey.
I know, I know – it’s SHOCKING that anybody would stretch the truth to sell something. The diet book section of book stores, however, tends to be a hotbed of BS when it comes to half-truths, mistruths and flat out lies. Here are the top 5 lies that just about every diet book is guilty of.