Mind Body Practices for The Classroom : Childhood Obesity

Let’s Give Our Youth A ‘Head Start’ With A Healthy Mind and Body. Childhood is the Best Time to Start

Childhood obesity is on the rise, and the lack of funding for proper strength and conditioning programs in our inner city schools plays a major role in this equation.

By and large the epidemic of childhood obesity and diabetes is only growing by the day. In short, mind body practices offer a simple answer to this ever complicated problem.


Not to mention that the mind body connection is critical to develop during childhood

With a lack of proper funding for many essential school functions this poses a problem. There is a vacuum within our current education system.

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In essence the mind body connection that develops during childhood impacts every individual over the course of their lifetime. To sum up the habits created during childhood follow you for rest of your lives.

On the whole it is important to start education on proper exercise and diet as early on as possible. By doing so we ensure optimal neural development in our youth.


In the first place Mind Body practices offer many advantages over conventional strength and conditioning

Firstly they are cost effective. WIth the lack of proper funding at most schools this makes mind body practices the simple solution to this growing problem.

Secondly mind body practices train all five elements of fitness in one 25 – 45 minute session. In short this makes practice efficient.

All in all, to maintain wellness the CDC recommends four sessions of aerobic training and four sessions of anaerobic training every week.


By the same token Mind Body training also offer Meditation and Breathwork exercises

Additionally meditation plays a huge roll in mind training. In this day and age, it is critical to learn the skills to self govern at an early age.

As well as meditation breathwork exercises also teach the practitioner how to maintain calm in the most chaotic situations. In short these forms of training give the practitioner the tools to be able to healthy lifestyle habits.

In conclusion, the earlier we teach our youth these critical skills in self governance the more likely they are to make healthy choices over the course of their lifetime.


 Let food be your medicine – Hippocrates
  • Eat four to six times a day with meals the size of your fist. Try to get as many fruits and vegetables in as possible. You only need to eat grains and starchy vegetables once per day.
  • When it comes to protein, one serving of lean fish, or chicken per day is ideal. Try to avoid eating animal products in excess. Fats from animal products have been directly linked to arterial wall health.
  • Eat the right fats, A guide on the Endocrine system and healthy fats.
  • Drink 3 liters of filtered water per day
  • Limit alcohol consumption, alcohol destroys muscle
  • Quit Smoking, it’s  a leading cause of inflammation

Long Term Health Benefits of Practice 

  • Increased Bone Density
  • Neuromuscular efficiency
  • Lymphatic System, Increased Immune System Efficiency
  • Enhanced Beneficiary Hormone Production of the Endocrine System (HGH, Testosterone, Estrogen)
  • Cardiovascular Cardiopulmonary System Efficiency, Lowered Blood Pressure and Heart Rate. Decreased Hypertension
  • Enhanced Soft Tissue Tensile Strength, Muscles, Tendons, Ligaments, Fascia, and Skin. This helps to Improve Flexibility and Range of Motion through the Joints

Coupled with a WholeFoods based Diet and Exercise, Maintaining Optimum Wellness Over a lifetime is a breeze.

All in all, stay away from these foods at all costs. In short, these foods are directly linked with the stress response.

  • White Russet, Yellow Potatoes
  • Avoid All Sweets During the Healing Phase
  • Flour
  • White Rice
  • Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Artificial Sweeteners
  • Refined Starches
  • Avoid Anything Pre Packaged, Most are Carcinogenic

Let food be your medicine – Hippocrates
  • Eat four to six times a day with meals the size of your fist. Try to get as many fruits and vegetables in as possible. You only need to eat grains and starchy vegetables once per day.
  • When it comes to protein, one serving of lean fish, or chicken per day is ideal. Try to avoid eating animal products in excess. Fats from animal products have been directly linked to arterial wall health.
  • Eat the right fats, A guide on the Endocrine system and healthy fats.
  • Drink 3 liters of filtered water per day
  • Limit alcohol consumption, alcohol destroys muscle
  • Quit Smoking, it’s  a leading cause of inflammation

On the whole, spices give tons of flavor while benefiting the body.
    • Turmeric, Curcumin, and Black Pepper natures science lab in the spice world.
    • Capsaicin is a compound found in peppers and helps the spices mentioned above work better.


Overall developing will power is as important as developing the Body, QiGong guides on Meditation

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Ninos Ibraham

Ninos Ibraham has over 10000 hours of training in QiGong, Yoga, Bodybuilding, Weightlifting, Nutrition, Body Mechanics, The Human Movement System, Eastern Psychology. Ninos Used to weigh in at almost 400lbs over a decade ago. With research into nutrition, human movement science, martial arts and yoga, Ninos had an amazing 200 lb weight loss in 9 months. What makes it more amazing is that Ninos did this without the aide of doctors, personal trainers, surgical procedures, and magic weight loss pills. Ninos has been a plant based vegan athlete 95 % of the time over the last 11 years.

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