Exercise During Commercials
The term Commercial-CIZE, sometimes known as Commercial-CIZING, was created by Len Saunders of the United States in 1989. Since then, 1000's of children have learned to enjoy exercise while they watched television.
Children all over the globe are leading sedentary lifestyles. Reports out of The President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition have stated that 40% of all 5-8 year olds suffer from at least one risk factor for heart disease (physical inactivity, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure). The children's obesity epidemic prevalent in our society is a reality. Numerous resources are stating that children watch an average of 2-4 hours of television a night while they exercise less and less.
The key to reducing childhood obesity is the parents. Parents need to monitor what their children do and eat every day. Taking a 'laxed' attitude can prove to be very dangerous. Children must be educated on how to eat properly, exercise daily, play less video games, and watch less TV. Parents need to take a lead role in reducing the rate of overweight and obese children or their children’s life expectancy will grow lower and lower. Healthy habits need to start at a very young age. Waiting for the children to figure out how to exercise and eat healthy on their own may prove to be fatal in the long run. Now is the time to act.
What are some benefits for your children when they exercise?
- Increases your child’s muscle strength and endurance
- Protects your child’s muscles and joints from injury
- May improve performance in a particular sport
- A healthy body composition
- Stronger bones
- Improved self-esteem
- Lower chance of depression
- Maintain a healthy blood pressure
- Better heart and lung function
- Lower blood cholesterol levels
- Overall well being
- A good fitness habit that lasts a lifetime
children should focus on technique and form during exercise. A
‘fun’ environment should
be created to build a positive attitude towards fitness and sport.
Commercial-CIZING makes exercise fun! Important lifelong habits begin
at a young age. Commercial-CIZE your
children to start them on the correct path to a healthy lifestyle.