Action Changes Things

I began writing this as I wait for a client who I surmise is not going to show for the appointment, today, since the appointment was to begin 15 minutes ago. I’m certain when the appointment was made, there was every intention to come in and do the work. The intention to exercise, however, is not enough to make a difference, as many of you have realized. So today, I’ll be talking about action. You moving. You working out. You following your plan. You taking responsibility for your health. Because I’m here, ready to work. Where are you? Continue reading Action Changes Things

Getting Kids Moving and Competing with Video Games

It’s redundant to explain that kids are falling short of the mark with regard to their physical fitness, but a look at the data paints an eye-opening picture: a whopping 80% of kids aren’t getting enough physical activity. The culprit is obvious—screen time is eating up much of our kids’ time. The fastest growing and most profitable sector of screen time options for kids is video games. The level of imagination, engagement, and sensory immersion involved with this $100 billion dollar per year industry was unimaginable years ago, when the games consisted of two paddles and a ball going back and forth. Almost as unimaginable as the fact that about 8 out of 10 kids are now relatively inactive. Continue reading Getting Kids Moving and Competing with Video Games