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If you’ve listened to me on the radio,  or read my writing on some other forum, you know that I often run across themes in life.  Themes that show up, and smack me in the office, in my personal life, on TV, on the radio.  If I call it a theme, it’s because God, or the universe, or someone or something wants me to pay attention.

This week’s theme is basics. Three simple health basics.

1.  WATER.  And lots of it.  Half your weight in water in ounces.  For example: someone who weights 200 pounds should drink 100 ounces of water per day!   Really? Most people ask.  Really!   The next comment is “Well I don’t like water!”  Well that’s like saying I don’t like skin.  It’s what your body is made of, for heavens sake.  So here is my water challenge.  For 1 week, place the amount of water on your counter, and carry what you should be drinking  around with you and see how much you actually drink…Your bag will get lighter as the day passes.  Add a splash of fruit juice for flavor if you must.  For each caffeinated beverage add another 2 cups of water!   And the bottled 0 calorie flavored waters are not good!  Here’s why…

2.  The crap in your food!  Here’s the challenge:  Check every product in your pantry and fridge and remove  any that have any of these three things: asparatame, msg, high fructose corn syrup.   Pull them all out and look at them.  You may be surprised.

3.  Move your body!  20 minutes of movement a day (like walking) will immediately make you feel better.  Just do it.

June 28, 2011 Posted by | Lancaster Weight Loss | , , , , | Leave a comment

Fitness Boot Camp For Kids Lancaster Palmdale

Just1 Natural Health and Fitness, known for our adult boot camps, is now starting a summer fitness boot camp just for kids! Boot camp for kids will start July 4th at 8:00 AM at Lancaster City Park.

As we know, the overweight rate and obesity rate is increasing and the Antelope Valley leads LA County in all modalities including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity…. just to name a few. 1-in-3 children are overweight at the ages of 9-11 and by the time they reach 25 they will be obese. LA County alone spends over 11.9 billion a year on obesity related issues.

Our goal is to help bring awareness to the Antelope Valley about these major health issues and of course provide a way to combat and reverse these statistics. Our adult boot camps have been a major success in the valley in the past year and a half and now we would like to turn some of our focus to our younger generation. Our brand new kids fitness boot camp will be a safe environment for your kids ages 10-15 to come and have fun, make new friends, and get fit in the process!

We are providing 2 week, 4 week, and 6 week programs….PLUS! Your child/children can come for the first week ABSOLUTELY FREE!  That’s right, they can try the camp out for the first week at no charge and if they don’t love it, which I guarantee will not be the case, then no hard feelings and no money lost of you!

June 28, 2011 Posted by | Kids Weight Loss, Lancaster Boot Camp, Lancaster Childhood Obesity, Lancaster Fitness, Lancaster Weight Loss | , , , , | Leave a comment