If you’re a parent and fitness enthusiast, you’re absolutely going to love this story.
And you might learn something as well.
Let’s get right into it…
The other day, I went to a local workout park to enjoy the sunny weather and do a few sets of push-ups, dips, and pull-ups.
When I came there, I saw a father and son working out together.
This wouldn’t be unusual if the son wasn’t only 4 or 5 years old and barely able to do jumping jacks.
However, the details aren’t important.
What I found interesting was that the son was following along with his father the whole time.
When the father was doing pushups and pullups, the son hung from the pull-up bar, jumped around, and squatted.
Don’t you think that’s awesome?
Anyway, I was reminded of a big lesson every parent should understand and remember – our habits have a massive effect on our children.
If you want them to develop a habit of exercise and grow into healthy adults, the best thing you can do is to act as a role model.
They’re going to absorb and imitate your habits whether good or bad.
You’re one of the first people they get attached to because they depend on you for survival and well-being.
However, if you don’t exercise regularly, but you want to get into shape and help your kids develop healthy habits, here’s how you can start with some simple adjustments that will have a huge impact.
- Start with frequent walks
- Progress to more challenging workouts together
- Get them involved in grocery shopping
- Explain your food choices (they’re probably going to ask anyway!)
- Teach them how to cook
- Help them develop a bedtime routine
You see, being fit isn’t about pushing your (and your kid’s) limits.
It’s more important to be consistent, make progress, and enjoy yourself while you exercise.
Now, tell me something… what’s the number one lifestyle adjustment you could try with your kids as soon as tomorrow?
Reply to this email and let me know.
I’d like to read your thoughts!
Stay fit my friend,
Founder & CEO