Almost all parents know that childhood obesity is a huge, and rapidly growing, worldwide health problem. Almost all parents know that the ONLY legitimate solution to the childhood obesity epidemic is for kids to eat better and exercise more.
However, in the midst of a barrage of negative influences that push and pull their kids towards poor eating and exercise habits, too few parents know how to systematically counter these pervasive, negative influences. Too few parents know how to motivate their kids to eat better and exercise more of their own accord (no extrinsic rewards allowed). Too few parents know how to help their kids successfully resist these negative influences for a lifetime!
Three Secrets… One Hiding in Plain Sight
But, here’s a secret that’s been hiding in plain sight for decades, that most parents already know if they only think about it. Secret number one is that kids who can physically pull their own weight – do at least one conventional pull up – ARE ALMOST NEVER OBESE!
Secret number two (which is not as intuitively obvious) is that, if you know how, it’s easy to help most kids (90%) learn how to physically pull their own weight in a predictable amount of time. And they love doing it, so motivation is a non-issue!
Secret number three is that, if they maintain the ability (which requires decent eating and exercise habits) they’ll NEVER BE OBESE, and they’ll never have to wrestle with the myriad of problems that follow in its wake. They’ve effectively armed themselves against obesity for life!
One simple solution to obesity prevention then is to start young, before the obesity seed takes root, and help your kids learn to physically pull their own weight. This strategy requires almost no time, almost no money, and not only that… IT WORKS!
The American Society of Exercise Physiologists…
The American Society of Exercise Physiologists has described this strategy as “A simple, easily implemented, easily documented, and AFFORDABLE SOLUTION to childhood obesity.” That is to say, it’s easy for kids and parents to understand. It’s easy for parents to implement. It’s easy for parents to document progress/success, which is a great self-motivator for kids. And it’s so inexpensive that almost any parent can afford to implement this strategy if they really want to help their kids avoid America’s number one health threat (and related issues) for life.
So What Are We Selling and What Does It Cost?
So what are we selling and how much does it cost? To be honest, we’re selling a simple solution to childhood obesity that actually works. It’s a secret the experts resist telling anyone about because the profits of many corporations are dependent on a continuing epidemic. A real solution that actually works kills the goose that’s laying the golden eggs! So there would be a huge cost for those entities who are making mega bucks on the obesity epidemic and the related problems.But What Does it Cost Parents?
But what does it cost parents? The Pull Your Own Weight Foundation is an Illinois based, 501c3 not for profit organization that charges nothing for the information dispensed. In fact it’s all laid out in plain English on the PYOW website for anyone to see and to duplicate. Please feel free to check it out and partake in anything you find interesting.
The Required Equipment
The required equipment is one set of suspension training straps. The PYOW Foundation sells no equipment. But if you Google “suspension training straps” on the internet you’ll find plenty of venders selling this equipment starting as low as $30 per set. These straps can be used in conjunction with a backyard swing set, a playground swing set, or for that matter the closest tree limb. The only other cost is time – less than two minutes per week – for your kids to develop the ability to physically pull their own weight and to arm themselves against obesity for life.
So, how important is it to you to help your kids avoid obesity and related problems? If you’ve read this article you know how easy it is to accomplish that goal. If enough parents take action, the bureaucrats who are overseeing the epidemic (and the billions of dollars being spent on it) will eventually have to confess that obesity is a simple and very preventable problem for parents and school systems who are willing to take action.