A Fitness & Nutrition Program for Children and Teens
Provided by Dr. Michael Wald and Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Fitness and healthy eating can be fun! Here is a great opportunity for children and teens to learn healthy lifestyle habits that will make a huge difference in their health over their lifetime. It is easier to learn the right ways to get fit, eat well, and maintain a healthy body weight when you start younger, before your health and weight are adversely impacted by years of unhealthy habits.
Here are a few tips to get the ball rolling for people of all ages. Be mindful of these tips and you will be on the right path towards fun and fitness.
1. Learn the basics of what foods are healthy and what foods are not.
Once you have a solid foundation of basic health and nutrition knowledge, you can make informed healthy choices for you entire life. Good nutrition is a life choice and not just something that you do for the weekend. That doesn't mean you can never enjoy ice cream, pizza or cake. But it does mean you will have the understanding to make health-promoting choices most of the time.
2. Commit to learning new habits.
Our bad habits around exercise (or lack of exercise) and food choices are either taught to us or we adopt them unconsciously through the media and school or work environment. When we start to pay attention to our fitness and food, we can choose to learn new habits. Gradual and steady changes in our thinking and actions are the key!
3. Measure and keep track of your fitness and health markers.
If you need to lose weight, you need to increase your fitness activity. The "running around" that you do in your life does not count as fitness. You need dedicated time and attention to your fitness and weight goals. One key to being successful is to have measurable results and markers you can track over time so you can see your progress and improvement
a. Have an accurate body composition test done -- not the one where you hold a device in your hands or the type where you simply stand on a mat to estimate body composition. A special device known as Upper and Lower Body Extremity Bio-Impedance accurately measures percentage of muscle, fat, cellular water content, and metabolic rate in the upper and lower portions of the body.
b. Have thorough laboratory screening to assess your health and nutrition.
The information needed to design an individualized METABOLIC MAP and health program for a child or adult may require lab testing of blood and/or urine to assess nutrition, hormones, absorption, disease screening and other important factors known as "biomarkers." It is important and necessary to have a full understanding of one's health issues as a baseline for beginning any comprehensive program toward optimizing health.
For more about Dr. Wald's comprehensive health plan, well known as the Blood Detective's Longevity Plan, go to: www.intmedny.com (click on the big red button on the home page).
Complete my questionnaires: health appraisal, dietary; toxicity; fitness
By putting the Bio-Impedance Test, health questionnaires, consultations, and any laboratory assessments together, each child or adult has a better chance of reaching and maintaining fitness and health!
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR. MICHAEL WALD
You have TWO choices of consultations…
A GENERAL NUTRITION AND FITNESS INTAKE to take place at BOUNCE! Please call 914-552-1442
This work-up consists of a nutrition and general health consultation and an Upper and Lower Body Composition Bio-Impedance Test. Based on the Dr. Wald's interpretation of the test result and consultation he will discuss a plan of weight loss and fitness. Goal-setting and ongoing support will be offered as needed.
Cost of the initial 60 minute workup (including the Bio-Impedance Test) is $250.
Follow up consultations are 30 minutes and include food, exercise and nutritional supplement advice (if requested/required), at a cost of $120 per consultation. Depending upon the desired weight loss and other considerations, multiple consultations/coaching will be offered to produce long-lasting results.
A COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL, NUTRITIONAL, WEIGHT LOSS/FITNESS LONGEVITY PROGRAM with Dr. Wald at INTEGRATED MEDICINE OF MOUNT KISCO, please call 914-242-8844 (EXT. 1)
This plan is suggested for those children and adults with special health issues, those on medications and other special needs and health issues.
This work-up consists of a nutrition and general health consultation and an Upper and Lower Body Composition Bio-Impedance Test. A much more detailed consultation will take place covering family and personal medical history. Detailed blood and other forms of testing will be performed to develop a far more individualized health, fitness and weight loss plan. Based on Dr. Wald's and Dr. Nilay Shah's interpretation of the test result and consultation, a detailed plan for diet, nutrition, weight loss and fitness will be discussed. Goal setting and ongoing support will be offered as needed.
Cost of the initial workup (including the Bio-Impedance Test) is: $430. The total length of this appointment including test taking is between 1- ½ and 3 hrs.
Follow up consultations include food, exercise and nutritional supplement advice (if requested/required) and are 30 minutes in length, at a cost of $120 per consultation. Depending upon the desired weight loss and other considerations multiple consultations/coaching will be offered to produce long-lasting results.
"It's better than guessing, it's fun and results happen", says Dr .Wald.
This excerpt appeared in Westchester Health and Fitness at this link: http://bit.ly/SdQs3a
Are your kids bouncing off the walls? Channel that energy into exercise at Bounce Trampoline Sports near the Palisades Center Mall in Valley Cottage, N.Y. The 25,000-square-foot facility, which opened last November, offers huge courts of interconnected trampolines where kids of all ages—and yes, even adults—can jump to their hearts' content.
In addition to open bounce times, the center offers aerobics and acrobat classes, boot camp, pickup dodgeball games and league play, slam dunk basketball, gymnastics and tumbling training.
For this fall, Bounce is developing a pilot program called Get Fit & Feel Great, in which 25 kids ages 12 to 15 will meet three times a week for eight weeks of trampoline-based activities and games, plus fun workshops on creating healthy snacks. The classes will be lead by head fitness trainer Victor Byrne, who coaches some of New York's best young diving champions at SUNY Purchase in Westchester, and Michael Wald, M.D., director of nutritional services at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco. At the start of the program, participants will meet one-on-one with Dr. Wald to weigh in and talk about their goals, and as the program processes, they will learn about how to make healthier food choices. The Rockland Farm Alliance, based at Cropsey Farm in New City, N.Y., will provide organic and locally grown vegetables for the kids to sample so they can try new foods grown in the area and see the difference it can make when something is grown without harmful chemicals and picked fresh. A trip to the farm is also planned during the program to learn about how caring for the earth affects the food we eat. The fee for the program (which starts in mid-September) is $195. Call 845.268.4000 or visit bounceonit.com for more information or to sign up.
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