OverviewAddressing the childhood obesity crisis that is facing today’s youth, this simple and effective guide to exercise and nutrition provides a comprehensive plan for encouraging children to live healthier, more active lifestyles. Not limited to diet alone, this guide examines the psychology behind sports and how parents can help to positively encourage their children to participate. Reducing the use of technology, keeping healthy sleep patterns, minimizing snacking, and staying hydrated are topics also addressed in this handbook, which helps parents make healthy lifestyles fun and exciting.
Reviews"Through the Michael Phelps Foundation, I work to promote healthy, active lives, especially for children. It's very important that children are active, and Len Saunders has spent the last three decades teaching children how to stay active and healthy." —Michael Phelps, 14-time Olympic gold medalist
"Len Saunders has successfully educated thousands of children and parents on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. This book is an outstanding reference for parents and educators alike who want to promote better health for our children." —Digger Phelps, legendary Notre Dame basketball coach, ESPN college basketball analyst
"Keeping children active motivates them to be healthy in their adult lives. Len Saunders gives a simple blueprint for success that helps kids keep good habits." —Tony Hawk, professional skateboarding champion
Author BiographyLen Saunders was a consultant to the president's council on physical fitness and sports and an American Heart Association spokesperson on the issue of childhood obesity. He is a contributor to Human Kinetics, Muscle & Fitness, and Sports Illustrated for Kids. Shannon Lee Miller is the most decorated gymnast in U.S. history, and considered to be one of the greatest gymnasts the United States has ever produced. Miller was the 1993 and 1994 World All-Around Champion, the 1996 Olympics balance beam gold medallist, the 1995 Pan Am Games all-around champion, and a member of the gold medal-winning Magnificent 7 team at the Atlanta Olympics. The winner of a combined total of 16 World Championships and Olympic medals between 1991 and 1996, Miller ranks as the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in U.S. history.