Wednesday, August 25

Unhealthy Parents

My girls.

The girls had a triathlon this past weekend at the Air Force base, which was a lot of fun for them. One thing I noticed while I was there is how many kids were competing as compared to the adult one just a few weeks earlier; there must have been 50 -60 kids as compared to the 20 or so at the adult one (which Angela won by the way). There were more than a few overweight parents cheering on their little athlete while sipping on a 500 cal "Latte". Next time you are at the park or play ground check out the parents vs the kids. What I think you"ll see is happy active kids with overweight parents sitting on the sideline setting the example. I guess my point is how can we expect the child weight, health, activity and type II diabetes problem to get better when the parents aren't even setting a good example.
Unhealthy parents don't make healthy kids.

If you have time watch the video he makes some good points.

Our youth fitness program is coming soon.


Pat W said...

500 cal latte?!?! I doubt it. A 20 oz., flavored latte, with whole milk from Starbucks has 360 calories. And that's pretty much as bad as you can make a latte...

Coffee is not necessarily unhealty for you. While it may not be Paleo and can dehydrate you, studies show that people who drink 4 cups of coffee a day are less likely to develop diabetes. Google "coffee diabetes" and a lot of legitimate information will pop up. If you drink enough water, coffee consumption shouldn't really be an issue.

CrossFit Spokane said...

I think Mike was just venting and putting up a round figure of the cals in a "giant" latte. He was probably thinking of a granita, he just doesn't know the names of all the different drinks:) I agree that coffee isn't so bad, I enjoy an americano almost every day. (without all the sugary additions)

CrossFit Spokane said...

The post is not about the coffee, it's about the fat,unhealthy parents and the example they set for thier kids.