Children’s Obesity Fund Recommends New Seven-Minute Workout for Parents and Kids

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A recently published seven-minute workout is gaining lots of attention because it is quick, easy and fun. The Children’s Obesity Fund co-founded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi recommend the workout for parents and kids to get fit together.

Co-founders of the Children’s Obesity Fund, Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, are new believers in a seven-minute workout that was recently published in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine Health & Fitness Journal. In June, the American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease that requires a range of medical interventions for treatment and prevention.

“Everyone is busy these days. Finding time is a major obstacle when it comes to exercise and preventing obesity,” says Julian Omidi. That’s one of the main reasons why the Children’s Obesity Fund recommends the seven minute workout, HIGH-INTENSITY CIRCUIT TRAINING USING BODY WEIGHT: Maximum Results with Minimal Investment. Parents with kids are always on tight schedules. Doing the seven-minute workout together means parents will get to spend quality time with their kids and the whole family can get fit together.

The seven minute workout consists of a dozen simple and familiar exercise routines designed to promote strength development for all major muscle groups of the body and to use large muscle groups (upper body, core, lower body) to create the appropriate resistance and aerobic intensity. “The seven-minute workout is great for parents and kids to get fit together because it’s quick, easy and fun,” says Dr. Michael Omidi.

The dozen exercises are as follows:

1. Jumping jacks - Total body
2. Wall sit - Lower body
3. Push-up - Upper body
4. Abdominal crunch - Core
5. Step-up onto chair - Total body
6. Squat - Lower body
7. Triceps dip on chair - Upper body
8. Plank - Core
9. High knees/running in place - Total body
10. Lunge - Lower body
11. Push-up and rotation - Upper body
12. Side plank - Core

According to the article, “Time and access to facility constraints can be a concern when it comes to getting people to exercise. High-intensity circuit training seems to deliver numerous health benefits in less time than more traditional programs that are recommended. Furthermore, body weight can be used as resistance, eliminating the need for specialized facilities or equipment.”

There are YouTube demo videos and smartphone apps that will help you follow the workout. Even better, these are a dozen simple exercise routines that can be done almost anywhere at anytime. The Children’s Obesity Fund suggests parents surprise their kids one morning and try the seven-minute workout. They won’t miss those few extra minutes of sleep. The whole family will feel better starting off the day right, and your kids will learn healthy habits for a lifetime.

Co-founded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, the Children’s Obesity Fund (http://www.childrensobesityfund.org) hopes to help reverse the trend of rising obesity rates in America. The goal of the non-profit charity is to help people fully understand the obesity issue and its dire impacts on individuals and society as a whole -- and to use that knowledge to encourage children to grow up strong and healthy. Children’s Obesity Fund partners with other organizations to educate and support parents, educators and others so that we can all work together to raise healthy, active, social, and happy children. While the organization does not accept donations, it does encourage direct contributions of money and talents to the associations featured on our website. Children’s Obesity Fund is on Facebook as well as Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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