Generation Exercise: How to Raise Active, Healthy Children (Paperback)
With an increase in diabetes, asthma, hypertension, lower life expectancy, and other diseases correlated to a rise in childhood obesity and sedentary lifestyles, it is more important than ever for adults to model and children to learn healthy habits. Regular exercise provides the strength, stamina, coordination, and flexibility that leads to happier, healthier, and longer lives. It helps reduce stress, improves self-image, and enhances performance—and physical fitness also teaches perseverance and sportsmanship, life lessons that are valuable whether you are five or ninety-five. Indeed, the health and wellness of every age groups is enhanced if we are all part of Generation Exercise.
Len Saunders, MA is an award-winning author and motivational speaker in the fight against childhood obesity. He has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, ESPN, Nickelodeon, as well as the front page of The Wall Street Journal. He has served as a consultant to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition as well as a spokesperson for the American Heart Association. Len is best known for creating Project ACES, an event in which millions of school children worldwide exercise simultaneously in May each year. Dr. Suzanne Schneiderman has been a practicing occupational therapist for more than twenty years. Currently, she is working with children in public schools, home, and community settings.
"Keeping children active motivates them to be healthy in their adult lives. Len Saunders gives a simple blueprint for success that helps kids keep good habits." — Tony Hawk, professional skateboarding champion
“Getting kids active and keeping them healthy is now more challenging than ever. Len Saunders lays out a plan that can assist all parents in their efforts to help their children discover all that sports and exercise have to offer.” — Cal Ripken Jr., Baseball Hall of Fame member and 19-time Major League Baseball All-Star
"Len Saunders has successfully educated thousands of children and parents on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle." — Digger Phelps, legendary Notre Dame basketball coach, ESPN college basketball analyst
“All parents want their children to have long and prosperous lives, and giving children the gift of good health means making wise choices about nutrition, physical activity, sleep and self-esteem. Len Saunders has been a tireless warrior in the fight against childhood obesity and inactivity for decades.” — Dr. Felicia D. Stoler, Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, registered dietician, exercise physiologist and host of The Learning Channel’s Honey We’re Killing the Kids
“Childhood obesity is a recognized risk factor for the leading causes of illness and death. Given its increasing prevalence, providing parents with strategies to increase physical activity and improve their children’s diet is more important than ever … an invaluable tool to help parents encourage their children to be active and healthy.” — Stephanie Navarro Silvera, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Health and Nutrition Sciences, Montclair State University
“Parents play a key role in keeping their children healthy and fit. Len Saunders’ programs make staying healthy fun and easy.” — Bart Oates, three-time National Football League Super Bowl Champion and four-time Pro Bowl selection
“I believe an active child will not only be in good health but will also have high self-esteem and confidence. Children are our future, and it is up to us to make sure they are the best they can be. Len Saunders’ Project ACES is a major step in this direction.” — Vince Carter, Professional Basketball Player, 8-Time NBA All-Star, Olympic Gold Medalist
“Making anything fun is the key to success, especially when talking about fitness. That is exactly what Len Saunders has done.” — Chris Jakubauskas, Major League Baseball pitcher