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Monday, June 13, 2011

Wallie Exercises Book Review

I have talked about the childhood obesity epidemic before, and it is a serious problem. Did you know childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years? How about this - obese children and especially those in the teenage years have a 70% chance of being obese as adults. What is worse is that percentage increases to 80% if either one or both of the parents are obese as well.
I think you can understand why I am bringing this topic up again. These are the future generations and they are already unhealthy. Think about the health problems that come with obesity. There are plenty.
That is why it is so important that we help our children develop a love of healthy food, exercise and teach them how to take care of their bodies. After all, this is the only body that we get.
Wallie Exercises by Steve Ettinger, author and fitness trainer, is a colorful story about a lazy dog who learns about getting in shape from an exercising elephant.  Back content of the book includes original exercises from the story and fitness information for parents to discuss with their children.  Wallie Exercises was recently awarded a Mom's Choice Award, Living Now Book Award, and Parent to Parent Life Buzz Award.
I love that the book introduces us to a lovable pup named Wallie who needs a few lesssons on how to take care of himself better.  He joins his helpful and kind friends for some exercising, and he ends up finding out just how fun exercising can be!
In the back of the book are definitions of some of the words in the book, such as warm-ups and hydration. He has also listed exercises that your child can do with fun names such as Wallie Wiggle Wag Walks and Relay Race. Now when you child has friends over they can play some of these active games, instead of video games.
I recommend this book to children as young as 3 years old, because my son loves it! You can purchase it here for only $15.95.
*Active Spud Press provided me products to review, and I was under no obligation to review if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.*


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