Well, I think they are showing the kids that it's better to move than sit around and play video games. Jesse Brisendine who inspired them also has a 1 yr 1000 challenges page on FB, that shows other things of how to have fun and be healthy and exercise :) So I think it has a lot to do with it.
If we as adults, are active, whether it be with Stepping or any other type of exercise, we are being excellent examples to children on how to be and stay healthy. We as adults, are responsible for our children, we are the ones feeding them, exercising with them, monitoring their play time indoors and outdoors. We are influencing them in all the ways that effect whether they are healthy or whether they become obese. If we as adults do not take responsibility for our our health than how can we be responsible for the health of our children? Our One Billion Step Challenge is a perfect way to fight childhood obesity. Children can easily get involved with wearing their own pedometers, coming up with personal day to day challenges and goals etc... Taking steps is something that everyone, especially children can do. Its easy and fun and proactive and effective!
Hi, I'm a mother of 8 year old twin boys and mentioned childhood obesity towards the end of the video. My boys have taken the initiative to encourage their friends and classmates to be more active. They are active because I'm active. As a Mother, I strongly believe that this is important. By being active in this step challenge, I'm being a perfect example to my boys on how to be healthy and active. They step with me all the time and now prefer it over less active activities!
Since I working in office and sitting 8hrs long, I having a trouble taking stairs, I usually gasping and running my breath like I will feel fainted suddenly, I’m not so fat or thin, but my way of living was different, after eat I usually sitting on front of TV and lying in bed directly, but when I joined in to the 1 Year 1000 challenge of Jesse Brisendene , I grab the chance to joined in 1 Billion Step in March, I started taking 2,000 plus step only, but seeing my others friend to 10,000 plus the I’m challenge to do the same. I feel different I become focus, in my other exercise and taking steps; moving here and there help me a lots, I feel my heart beat become good, no gasping and running my breath and even running in stairs I can do. I just seeing the difference if a person wish to become healthy its start in his/herself , in my way doing this I encourage others, and they see also the difference. Kids can do it well too, if they will start having a good lifestyle starting for moving and take some steps, I’m assure they will lived their life healthy and fit.
I truly believe this video is essential to what the "Let's Move" campaign is all about. I was part of the Steps challenge in March and I honestly didn't consider how important it was to walk for exercise for health reasons. I shed pounds quickly, started eating better and let me tell you this, I was amazed how many young kids I mean 6 years old and up were walking the track with their parents, the track is 1 mile long. They were so willing, motivated and joyful about walking, I was truly in awe because you mostly see adults either running or walking it. This video deserves to win in my opinion, I don't know the ladies personally who created and are in the video but I can tell you they were very dedicated and most of all dedicated to do this for the one person who really started and created this challenge Mr. Jesse Brisendine, much thanks to you him.
Let me tell you what this has to do with childhood obesity.
I was a part of the Challenge, too. And some of us continue this wonderful Idea from Jesse.
Because of me and this challenge my niece (Age 8) has fun going outside. She´s proud of herself when she sees what an amount of steps she can reach. She managed 61.461 Steps in just two days. And she had fun while doing this and she knows it good for beeing healthy.
This is the proof that adult can make a role model of young people, and that Challenges like the 1 Billion Steps motivates young people.
Same for me, i´m addicted to my pedometer and i´m thankful for this Challenge. It helped me and i feel better. Thanks from the bottom of my heart to Jesse Brisendine.
I have two Girls.....Latitia and Paris......11years and 6 years old...and my Girls........have see my pedometer and see what i have make...a lot steps......sometimes my Girl Latitia run to with me.....she like the challenge and im proud that im the ,,hero,, for my girls.........my two Girls make a lot sport........and i think the video is very nice........and all are have make a good work....i come from Germany and a lot children in the school....have parents.........and the parents dont work or ....make sport this is sad...and poor...Im a active MOM....
Adding to my comment about childhood obesity in the video, my twins are enthusiastic about me participating in the Portland Marathon for my 5th time and Tough Mudder. They want to be able to do those events when they grow up. They are my biggest fans! They told their classmates and teachers that I'm their awesome and inspiring role model. Whenever I volunteer at their school, I see how proud they are of me plus their classmates like me. They are involved in karate, running, swimming, cycling and soccer. They have playdates where all they do is be "active" 90% of the time. They have a blast with their friends and I'm really proud of them!