Copy Right MONDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 2011 Submitted By:Mariangela Silvestre
Mike Alexander announced today the release of Coach Can Fitness Fun! Published by Outskirts Press. This full color, interactive children’s book promotes a healthy lifestyle for children in a light, rhyming text with jovial illustrations in order to inspire youngsters early on to eat healthier, exercise more and avoid growing up overweight or obese.
Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last thirty years. Today more than one third of all children and adolescents are overweight or obese and are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer when they become adults. Becoming overweight or obese is, simply put, usually a condition of consuming more calories than one expends.
Mike Alexander’s Coach Can encourages children to get physically active, raise their fitness levels and thereby improve their lives. It’s possible, he lets children know, to exercise, eat well and have fun all at the same time.
“All kids are stars, special and unique, with different backgrounds and ways to speak. You don’t need to be the best at everything you do, just try your hardest and see it through.”
Coach Can provides a practical, supportive primer in fitness fun for both young readers and those who are still read to and forms a much needed, early foundation for a healthy lifestyle in today’s overweight, under-exercised society.