A FREE book to help prevent childhood obesity
If you missed last month’s blog about Operation Pull Your Own Weight – OPYOW (A simple childhood obesity prevention technique) then click here to read all about it and see the videos. Well, we promised we would be back with more and today we have free copies up for grabs of Rick Obsbourne’s new book ‘Beating Childhood Obesity NOW!’
Read on to find out more…
New book explores a simple solution to childhood obesity prevention
When people hear that obese kids can’t do pull ups, they’re never surprised because everyone knows that already. When people hear that kids who can do pull ups are almost never obese, they shrug their shoulders and say “So what?”
But when people hear someone say, given access to the right information and the right experiences, most kids will learn to do pull ups within one school year or less, and in the process they’ll naturally immunize themselves against obesity for life, the Missouri born skeptic shows up and they say, “I don’t believe it. Show me.”
In his new book entitled Beating Childhood Obesity NOW! A Simple Solution for Parents and Educators, former teacher Rick Osbourne explores a strategy that the American Society of Exercise Physiologists has described as “A simple, easily implemented, easily documented, and affordable solution to childhood obesity.” The strategy known as Operation Pull Your Own Weight was originally developed as part of an at-risk grant that targeted the self-esteem and related performances (i.e. everything) of the students who attended Jefferson Elementary School in Davenport, IA.
In Osbourne’s words, “We knew that excess body weight undermines self esteem. We also knew that the odds of obese kids doing pull ups were remote. But we didn’t know if we could actually help those kids who currently lacked the ability, learn to do pull ups, and in the process, arm them against obesity for life by maintaining it.”
What Osbourne and the Jefferson School staff discovered was that by using height adjustable pull up straps and a technique called leg assisted pull ups (where kids are allowed to jump and pull at the same time) all Jefferson students could find a point at which to start successfully. They also had a means to improve, in front of their peers, in small increments, week after week over the school year, until they finally ran out of leg assistance and were able to do conventional, unassisted pull ups.
Kids loved getting stronger
“What we found” Osbourne said, “was that kids loved getting stronger in front of their friends.” Strong is always cool. And by using very small increments of progress kids improved almost every time they touched the straps for weeks and months. Over time this frequent progress in front of their peers caused kid’s motivation to grow exponentially.
Osbourne commented, “We actually had teachers use the opportunity to do pull ups as a reward for getting kids’ homework done. No homework, no pull ups, and no getting stronger with the rest of the kids. And it worked. It was really amazing.”
The new book is organized into sections including Obstacles, Supporting Data, Mechanics, Motivational Psychology, and Logistical Issues. “But in the end this entire book is really about motivating kids to choose strength over weakness, and winning over losing” said Osbourne. “And despite the tendency to portray childhood obesity as complex and expensive, the bottom line is that this simple solution works. And every school in the USA can afford to implement it.”
Get your FREE copy of Rick Osbourne’s book
Want a free copy of a pdf version of this fantastic book? For a limited time only, we’re giving away copies, completely free of charge. Simply email email@example.com to get your copy, worth $21 on Amazon.com
For more information about preventing childhood obesity, email Rick Osbourne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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