Sydney, Australia (PressExposure) June 30, 2011 -- Dan Clay is Sydney's renowned fitness boot camp trainer and founder of the highly successful Dangerously Fit personal training program. Clay's Dangerously Fit boot camp has been helping thousands of Sydney residents get back to shape and improve their fitness levels for nine years now. The ace boot camp trainer shares through this article tips on what parents can do to help their kids grow into healthy adults.
Dan Clay's Dangerously Fit personal training program is a fitness methodology based on scientific research. The boot camp program comprises high intensity cardiovascular and strength training exercises to enhance stamina levels and burn fat along with yoga sessions to improve body flexibility. Clay offers a two week trial for just $1 for those interested in the program. Visit http://bootcampsydney.com.au/ for more information on Clay's Dangerously Fit program.
Clay stresses on the importance of cultivating healthy habits in children at a young age. Good eating and being physically active are very important for kids, says Clay. Parents should role-model the right behavior if they want their children to have good habits, points out the boot camp trainer. Clay also warns parents against forcing diets on kids without consultation with a doctor or a qualified diet specialist.
Clay suggests some simple ways through which parents can teach healthy habits to children. Encourage children to be physically active, says the expert boot camp trainer. To maintain healthy weight, it is important for children and adults to be physically active for about 30 to 60 minutes every day. Parents can plan joint activities with children such as biking, swimming or playing a game of tennis or any other sport. Besides giving the opportunity to be physically active, such activities allow parents spend time with their kids, says Clay.
Feed kids fruits and vegetables daily. It helps if the family as a whole follows such healthy eating habits, adds the boot camp trainer. Make dinners special by having meals together as a family. Limit fast foods to special occasions such as birthdays or to celebrate kids' academic achievements. Replace high-calorie foods such as dairy products with low-fat alternatives such as skimmed milk and substitute sugar-filled fruit juices with water; such alternatives help kids and adults control their weight.
Good sleep plays an important role in maintaining correct body weight and overall health. Parents should help promote good sleeping habits in children. One way to do this is to draw a line when it comes to TV viewing and playing computer games at nights, says Clay. A personal training program that focuses on strength training and aerobic workouts can help children develop a healthy mind and body.