4. Questions & Answers
How does a family of four with both parents at work all day manage to follow an exercise program?
Ask yourself this question: am I going to allow my family’s health to deteriorate which will be more costly in the long run or am I going to grab every opportunity I can get to engage in physical activity? It should be quite clear what the answer to this question is. Here are a few suggestions: Instead of watching TV in the evening, spend an hour or so going for a walk in a park or forest nearby your home. Take time on the weekend to go bicycling with your family. Enroll at a fitness center. These are just a few things you can do-to safeguard the health of your entire family. I’m sure you could think of others. Just eliminate a passive activity from your daily routine and replace it with an active one. Your family will love you for it and you’ll all feel great!
My son shows no interest whatsoever in physical activity. He just wants to watch TV all the time. What can I do?
As far as the TV is concerned make rules as to how much television he can watch each day. When the amount of television has been watched, he is to do something else. Your child’s lack of interest could be for many reasons. Find the reason. He might be the type of person who needs to be inspired or motivated. Or perhaps he had an injury which you are unaware of and has pain. The type of diet your child consumes also plays a key role. On tests done with athletes, those who were placed on a diet of natural and wholesome foods performed better and had more of a desire to do so than those on the conventional diet of processed, adulterated foods.
My son seems to sleep less now that he is enrolled in a karate class. Is this okay?
You have absolutely nothing to be concerned with, it is perfectly normal. You see the more physical activity the body gets, the less sleep it requires. This is great for your child. He will now have more time to indulge in the activities of his choice.