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Biggest Loser Fall 2013

Well it is that time of the year again. The fall 2013 season of the Biggest Loser is starting up tomorrow night and there are some changes in store.

Again this season we will have three trainers, Dolvett Quince, Jillian Michaels, and Bob Harper. We will have to see tomorrow how they break up the teams but I am sure just in past seasons that we will have excitement and some new twists.

Ruben Studdard Biggest Loser 2013

Ruben Studdard Biggest Loser 2013

One of the biggest promos that they have showed is that past winner of American Idol Ruben Studdard at 462 pounds is going to be getting his second shot at reality TV fame. It is going to be interesting to see how star struck and nervous about Ruben the rest of the Biggest Loser contestants are.

Planet Fitness is going to be the equipment host for the third season in a row and it sounds like we are going to see more in-episode product placements from Subway and likely an Extra Chewing gum plug or two from Bob Harper.

Also, I hear that this season the episodes will be dropped from 2 hours each to just one hour. I hope that this is indeed true as after watching week after week you get exhausted with the long show, terrible editing, and lengthy recaps after every commercial break.

What is Wrong with Biggest Loser?

I have been surfing around looking at what other blogs are saying about Biggest Loser and trying to get some kind of inside scoop.

I did find one really dissenting article from the AV Club site which tried to say that the Biggest Loser is terrible for people but after watching so many seasons of the show I am still inspired by it.

I find one thing true though and that is the fact that there is crazy pressure for TV sake to have the people try to lose 20 or 30 pounds a week which is incredibly unhealthy and I sometimes find the best real success for the contestants is when they are at home and struggling to balance life, family, and weight loss in a more healthy setting.

Are you going to be tuning in to the Biggest Loser tomorrow? Do you ever watch the show even? I know that our house will be tuned in and I look forward to posting my views on the start of the season once the show is over.

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Walking Dead Exercise Game

I am a big fan of the show The Walking Dead and just ran across this picture from Anytime Fitness that would involve the whole show turning into a workout.


This is a great and funny idea. And with all the tension of the show this would really drop that tension level, especially near the end when you are so exhausted that a walker could get you without even the element of surprise

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Infographic on Childhood Exercise

All of us that are parents of children, whether our children are newborns or 18 years old we worry about them. Child obesity is a very bad problem in the US and because of lack of exercise and a terrible diet by many this problem is only getting worse.

Really one of the things that we can always give our kids is a love for exercise and I for one am always promoting it in my house and community as well.

I have found an infographic that speaks to childhood exercisebut also wanted to break it up so that I can talk about the parts of this

Getting enough Exercise

OK, first thing, is your child getting enough exercise? The schools have their part to do and here where I live they do well but in other areas not so much. I know that an hour a day may seem like a lot but I seem to remember when I was a kid we were outdoors a lot and got a lot of exercise. My son now maybe is not so good and my daughter does her best. We really have to push those kids

getting enough exercise


Rising Obesity Rates

Over the years obesity rates have kept going up and the reason in a large part is because of a double shot of kids not exercising enough and the terrible eating patterns as well as far too many refined foods. Add in a dose of empty calories and you have tired kids gaining weight while actually being malnourished.

childhood obesity rates

Change the Way Kids See Exercise

So this leaves us to make sure that we are doing our part and keeping our kids healthy. We are in this together. Not only can exercise be fun, my son loves getting out once I pull him away from his computer, but also there are lots of things they can do. Not only riding a bike, scootering, skateboarding, and playing games. But also going out to the local pool and even maybe some kind of a sport or class. This year we have been on a bunch of walks in the evening, not just to get out of the house to exercise but also to make sure that we are lowering our stress level by just moving outside.

what can we do about childhood obesity

What does you family do to get in better shape? Do your kids get an hour of exercise a day? I am always looking for more ideas and anything we can do to help each other helps all of us and our kids.

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