In news of the weird: A video on the Chinese social share site KU6.com shows a 17 month old baby hoofing it out on a treadmill. The baby is being ushered along by – we’re guessing – dad. Multiple women can also be heard laughing in the background.
You can see a screenshot above. The video is shot vertically, so I filled the empty sides with pickles.
Non-parents think that moms and dads are crazy when they say that it’s a workout just being a parent. It is! There’s no better way to shed that baby weight than to play with your baby.
Except maybe to use your baby as weights. But I digress…
NutraPlanet wanted to let us know that they’ve got irrefutable evidence that babies burn calories and they’ve got the infographics to prove it!
Very soon, I’ll be returning home from Afghanistan, where I’ve been deployed away from my family for nearly a year. Let me tell you that I am absolutely thrilled to see my wife and kiddos, and I bet they are stoked to have me home as well.
I’m fortunate that this is only my first deployment, and also that it will likely be my last for some time. For a lot of American military families, this is not the case, and some military members with multiple deployments have been away for three, four, even FIVE years of their childrens’ lives.
The sweetest part of a military deployment is probably the homecoming, where we reunite with the people in our lives that we love most. Amidst the countdowns and preparations, a lot is built up around having the family intact again. Military parents make plans just as much as I am sure the children do. I’ve got some plans of my own that I thought I would like to share at 8BD. So here’s a list of the 5 things I can’t wait to do with my kids once I get home from Afghanistan.
As a father of five, Dr. David Katz, M.D. is concerned about his kids’ health. And as a doctor, he’s seeing a lot of men who are too busy or unconcerned to exercise – which is creating a generation of obese kids, since children mimic what they see their parents doing.
“Eat well and be active — for their sake,” says Katz. “Be part of their solution or you will be part of their problem.”
Every father knows that the first thing to disappear with a new baby is spare time. But a lot of fathers also find that not-spare time also disappears. And some of that not-spare time includes things like exercise/gym time. Many fathers would like to keep up on their workout routine, but would also like to be spending time with their kids. So, one smart father mashed together workout routines and father-baby time and came up with a board-book called “Baby Barbells: The Dad’s Guide to Fitness and Fathering.”
That father is Joshua Levitt, ND – a naturopathic doctor that runs a family medical practice in Connecticut and teaches at the Yale School of Medicine. Levitt’s book is great – and not just because he’s putting workout time back on your clock. Keep reading, and maybe you too will feel the burn.
A friend of mine has been introducing me to CrossFit, a fitness training regiment primarily based around power-lifting and full-body calisthenics. Every day a new workout is published at a central website, CrossFit.com. Today’s workout was…five rounds for time of: 135 pound Back squat, 20 reps and a 20-yard handstand walk.
Included at the bottom of every posted workout are usually some times/records from notable CrossFit athletes around the world. There will also usually be a demonstration video of these athletes doing the “workout of the day” (WOD). Today’s demo video came from a group of CrossFit kids (CrossFitKids.com).
And that’s when stuff got real!