Friday, September 14, 2007

A GOOD WAY TO START …

In a country like Maldives, while we all are talking about producing a better lifestyle for people I feel it’s good to address the area of healthy living and proper lifestyle education for our children. Without being healthy, how would you have a proper lifestyle?

Where does the journey of proper lifestyle begin? Developed countries have gone far producing comfort, luxury and convenience for mankind. Yet these things has left human lazy and unhealthy. Processed food, fast food, luxury transportation with less movement is what we all demand. So where can we start to teach our young generation the habits of healthy living.

Some of the said countries are struggling to find a way out to make coming generations better, even politicians are playing on hard to convince the public on this concern to get support. United Kingdom has imposed a ban on fast food in primary schools after long debates in the parliament, to develop a habit of eating healthy and natural food. The food trading industry has been forced to provide healthy eating options to the public, in the developed countries supermarkets has been forced to have ORGANIC food and healthy food area.

What would be our first step to teach healthy lifestyle? Ban crappy snack packets like Chicken rings and these kinds of unhealthy snacking options from primary school? Ban fizzy carbonated drinks from primary school? Yes these are good ways …

Well in countries like Singapore, they have introduced kid’s gyms in the primary schools. Not to forcefully send all the primary children to the gym, but to educate and teach them the benefits of exercise, and how to exercise using these machines and make them do some exercises in a way that they enjoy.

We are in a stage that we should be careful about our young generation, the number of over weight children are growing. In the past year (2006) according to stats in our fitness center 45% of school children who exercised are obese. That shows a 14% growth compared to the previous year (June 2005). I believe this is something to think about.

Producing a kid’s gym in every primary school is a good way to start.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ask the experienced rather than the learned thanks

Modu said...

Heya

I did not know that there were thses kind of kids machines. If the %age is growing we will see all fat people in the future ... that will not be very pleasant. Yes i agree we need those kinda kid's gyms.

Anonymous said...

I think this idea fits you rather than training grown ups.

PERSONAL TRAINER said...

Thank you all ... keep commenting

Ameer said...

U got nice ideas. But also needs to think practically.

Ann said...

Hello Mate

Nice post ... yes i agree with you ... in developed countries this kind of things are done, but i don't know if these kind of idea are valued in your country, as people hate change and always look for conventional methods.

Mate when can i come to Maldives ...

Cheers and have good day

PERSONAL TRAINER said...

Hello

Ameer: Thanks,I guess no harm in trying ...

Ann: Hey when do you want to come here, Why don't you try for December or January. atleast you can escape the freaking freezing cold for a while. How is work at FITNESS FIRST, Drop me a mail sometime we will set up someting for you to come.

Anonymous said...

i donno wat exactly you are doing. but i feel you are rite. goodluck

PERSONAL TRAINER said...

Hello Guys ...

I believe experience is not something you get by trying same thing over and over again, experience is gained by trying new things and learning through it. Some people in this industry are sticked to the same conventional methods, thinking that it's the only method. Very wrong ...

Be adventurous try new things and try to face new challenges, there is not such thing called the method ... or there is no one so called the trainer who knows everything. We all know a bit of what we have learned through experience or through books.

I believe i know only 5% of what i should know ... coz a subject is never fully learned by book or experiece there is always a new thing to learn when the sun raises for another day.

Keep moving buddy ...