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Are you children active?

Posted in Exercise, Fitness, Food, General, Health, Nutrition

One of my specialties is working with preschool age children. I created a program I call “Super Sport Day”, check out my web page if you want to know more about it. I’m very passionate about getting children introduced and excited about exercise and nutrition. In our sedentary society, technology has captured the youngest children and it is one of the reasons for the decline in children being active.

The obesity rates for children have increased greatly as activity in and out of school has decreased. Childhood obesity is very real as well as type 2 diabetes in children. What are the long term effects of childhood obesity and how will this disease affect the future and the generations to come? This is a topic that should be looked at with sobriety. I know that every parent wants to offer a better life for their children than they have. So if you and your child are struggling, please don’t just throw in the towel and say “it’s our genetics and there is nothing that we can do”. I’m not saying it will be easy but there are solutions and the earlier you start the better.

Did you know that dopamine, a neurotransmitter, tells your brain moving brings pleasure and accomplishment bring pleasure is benefited by exercise. Exercising can be so rewarding for immediate satisfaction as well as long term benefits. How much time is there in your life for movement that creates a training effect, gets the cardiorespiratory system awake and makes that hormone, dopamine,  do its job of making you happy.

Are your children getting enough physical activity? Do you want to make some changes but don’t know where to start? When I don’t have the skills to help myself, like repair my car I call a mechanic because that is their expertise. Reach out to a trainer, health coach, licensed nutritionist and we can help you with some ideas and plans. Prevention is our business and we are passionate about it. You and your children are important and there is no time like the present!

Though I attend several of her classes, where Darla truly shines is as a personal trainer and
health coach. She saw where I was, and helped me to get where I wanted to be, even though I
wasn’t sure I was communicating it clearly. After just a year my Dr. was amazed to report my
bone density had improved, and my overall health was enhanced. Darla keeps training fresh,
challenging, and enjoyable; and she is always supportive and encouraging. During this time of
sheltering I have been continuing my training sessions via Skype, and her eagle eye doesn’t
miss a thing…still correcting my form and pushing me to go beyond where I thought I could go.
Thank you doesn’t seem nearly enough for someone who got me back on a positive health track
that has enriched body, mind and spirit. But thank you anyway, Darla.

Laura, Newton New Jersey
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