Fit Father’s Day Call to Action!

Are you sitting down? You should be because I’m about to throw a frightening statistic your way.

According to the Alliance For A Healthier Generation, 1 in 3 children and adolescents, ages 2-19, are overweight or obese – triple the rate from just one generation ago. An obese child is at a much higher risk of serious health conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.

As parents, it’s our job to not only keep our children healthy, but to demonstrate healthy eating habits and how to exercise. Children mimic what their parents do, so if you look around and see that your children hate exercise and have poor dietary habits, then perhaps it’s time to start leading by example. And that’s exactly what Kimatni D. Rawlins, founder of Fit Fathers Day, wants to get more parents to do!

“The time has never been better for Fit Fathers Day to manifest,” says Rawlins. “Instead of rewarding kids with popsicles and cupcakes, choose fruits, nuts, and healthy snacks that nourish their growing bodies. Ultimately, nutritional eating, a conscious focus on overall wellness, and regular exercise will keep us all breathing easy, running farther, swimming faster, cycling longer and laughing harder.”

This Father’s Day, Rawlins encourages you to get your family outdoors and spend at least one hour exercising. Run around. Play games. Walk in the park. Show your family that being active together can be a lot of fun and won’t feel like a chore.

Help spread the word about Fit Father’s Day by watching this video and afterward, please share this post using the hashtag #FitFathersDay!

Daniel De Guia

I'm a dad, Certified Personal Trainer, Youth Fitness Specialist, 3-time end of the world survivor, geek, writer, and gamer from Santa Rosa, California. The posts on this blog will chronicle my personal fitness journey, which I hope will motivate other fathers to take charge of their own health and fitness.

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