Easy Home Workouts Help Reduce Child Obesity

Easy Home Workouts Help Reduce Child Obesity

The truth is new parents barely have time to think about which way is up let alone doing home workouts. But they instinctively know it is critically important to provide a positive role model for their children.

The studies related to child obesity are endless, all of which point to one aspect of the problem or another. Too much tv, too many video games, poor nutrition and poor role models.

As reported by the American Psychological Association, children are instinctively primed to imitate their parents and caregivers. They are incredibly sensitive to the messages that are sent about eating and exercise. Parents exert the most influence on their children's behavior and can model healthy attitudes and habits toward food and physical activity that persist as they grow up (Published 2009, American Psychological Association, http://www.apa.org/about/policy/chapter-12b.aspx#active-lifestyle)

So as a parent, combating the feeling of being overwhelmed is not easy when thinking only about raising a child let alone considering exercise. When it comes to raising a child and taking care of one's self, a solution which will provide a remedy for parents pressed for time who are interested in laying a positive foundation of physical activity for their children, is not easy to find.

With the scientific advances related to exercise it is now possible to do just that.

Home workouts that can be done in as little as 12 minutes are providing parents around the world with an opportunity to take care of themselves, but also provide a critical foundation for their children. In many cases kids can actually participate in the home workout.

Kyla Gagnon of BodyRipped.net has used the latest science to develop fast and effective home workouts which can be done in 12 minutes and some even less. In a fast paced world full of overworked parents with little to no time to themselves, this is a welcome possibility.

What's the science behind them? Gagnon has coined it the Xcelerate Effect.