How to Train Your Kids to Exercise
When it comes to training, children need to be given the same amount of time and the same equipment as adults, according to the Sport Bible.
The book also recommends kids wear loose fitting clothes, wear light-colored clothes, and get plenty of exercise in order to increase their body fat percentage.
“Children are so important to the future of the world, and they should be given equal opportunities,” Sports Illustrated columnist and co-author Michael Rapaport wrote in the book’s introduction.
“Kids have to be able to go outside and do what they do in school, and I want my kids to be allowed to do that as well.
They should be able wear whatever clothes they want, and play as much as they want.”
Sports Illustrated also recommends getting some exercise during school breaks.
“If you’re doing sports, go to the gym every single day, or get some exercise,” Rapaports advice to parents said.
“If you do it in the evenings, you should do it after work.”
The Sport Bible is the brainchild of Rapapres father, sports psychologist and writer, Michael Rapaps book-selling co-founder, and longtime sports journalist, Michael E. Johnson.
“I think it’s really important for parents to know what they’re giving their kids, and the way they’re letting their kids do it,” Johnson told Fox News.
“The book is really meant to be an exercise manual for parents.
It’s meant to teach parents how to raise their kids in a way that’s healthy for them, and that’s sustainable for them.”
The book was originally published in 2006, but has recently seen an uptick in popularity, with over 300,000 copies sold in the last month alone.
In it, the authors give parents strategies on how to motivate their children to be active.
It’s also a good idea to have a coach, who can help you keep your kids on track, the book explains.
“Coach is not a fancy word for coach,” Rapaps said.
“He’s like a little coach, and he can come in at any time, but the key is to keep him on track.”
It’s easy to fall into the trap of expecting your child to be in charge of his own life, and not to give him time to make decisions on how much time he wants to spend with them, Rapapkins book recommends.
“The important thing is to let your child make his own decisions, and make sure that they understand what they are doing,” Rapapes advice said.
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