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Enlightened Self Interest is Built on a Foundation of Strong ..

In one sense, the philosophical centerpiece of the Pull Your Own Weight childhood obesity prevention strategy is a concept known as “Enlightened Self Interest. " This concept suggests that ..
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An Open Letter to Kids Who Want to Be Strong at Everything and .

Dear Kids: I'm a former teacher who spent 17 years teaching physical education and coaching various sports. I'm also a father who has two adult age kids - to me they're still kids just like you will ..
(August 20, 2008)
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Of Attitudes and Altitudes, Compelling and Contagious

Legitimate enthusiasm and excitement over the opportunities in the present moment are qualities that are not only compelling, but contagious. I mean people like to be around others who are genuinely ..
(March 11, 2008)
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My Motivation - An Ode To Teaching

I never feel so strong and confident as when I'm helping kids to find their own strength and confidence. That's my motivation with Operation Pull Your Own Weight. In a very real sense it's selfish. ..
(May 25, 2008)
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The Most Important Lesson a Kid Can Ever Learn is Best Taught ..

I contend that one of the most important lessons any kid can ever learn is what I like to call the “Oh yes I can lesson. " Whether they're male or female, black, white, yellow, Christian, ..
(July 15, 2008)
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Selling a Simple Solution to Childhood Obesity That Works For ..

Here's the sale I'm trying to make. I'm trying to convince parents and educators that, despite a consistent chorus to the contrary, a SIMPLE solution to childhood obesity is hiding in plain sight if ..
(June 18, 2008)
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The RWJF Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative & the First ..

The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is a huge philanthropic organization, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, that dispenses humongous amounts of money every year to support various ..
(April 09, 2008)
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The Childhood Obesity Epidemic - It's More Of A Marketing ..

Everyone knows that the bottom line in childhood obesity prevention is to get kids to exercise more and eat less/better. But very few people know how to package, present, and deliver that message in ..
(April 28, 2008)
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Childhood Obesity Prevention and the Virtues of Being Straight .

So, what actions can we take to turn the tide on childhood obesity in our own respective communities? The bottom line is that kids must exercise more and eat less/better. But how much more exercise, ..
(April 29, 2008)
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While Experts Confuse, Here's a Common Sense Strategy You Can ..

When it comes to the childhood obesity epidemic, we're certainly not short on experts and studies. I just read where some academician has shown the odds of avoiding obesity improve when a child gets ..
(February 26, 2008)
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Just Like Your Kids, Rufus is a Natural Born Runner

My dog Rufus loves to run. He's a snow white, 27 lb. Jack Russell Terrier who's so full of energy that he's hard to appreciate without seeing him in action. He spends a good percentage of his life ..
(March 06, 2008)
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The Oprah Challenge - Can You Help Oprah Learn To Do Pull Ups ..

I received an email recently from a reader who's an Oprah fan. It read, “I'm an avid Oprah fan who watchers her show daily. But she's still a long ways from trim. My question is, can you help ..
(March 06, 2008)
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Childhood Obesity Prevention Laced with Personal ..

Operation Pull Your Own Weight (OPYOW) is a practical childhood obesity prevention strategy that's laced with a heavy dose of personal responsibility taking behavior. OPYOW is based on the common ..
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Pablo - The Little Boy Who Didn't Know He Couldn't - Yet

When Pablo came into this world he had one big advantage, which was that he hadn't yet learned that he couldn't do certain things. As the result he tried doing all kinds of things and he discovered, ..
(February 19, 2008)
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Super Bodies, Pull Ups, Mother Nature, and Obesity Prevention

Any super body who can bend steel with his bare hands and jump tall buildings in a single bound can certainly do pull ups. Wouldn't you agree? On the other hand, odds are anybody who's unable to do ..
(February 19, 2008)
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Selling Cool, and Winning the War on Childhood Obesity One ..

In order to beat the childhood obesity epidemic in this country we have to SELL KIDS on an action plan that they will enthusiastically approve. In other words, if kids fail to buy in, all the time, ..
(November 06, 2007)
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Prevention or Cure for Childhood Obesity?

Despite the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, selling prevention has always been a challenge. Just ask any insurance salesman. On the other hand selling that pound of ..
(November 24, 2007)
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Proof Positive That Pull Up Performance and Excess Weight are ..

Joe L Buckett is a Junior in High School who is 5’ 10” tall, weighs 160 lbs, and he can perform ten pull ups. As an experiment Joe decided to find out what would happen to his pull up ..
(May 28, 2007)
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The Many Virtues of Infinite Measurability

One of the major stumbling blocks in defeating childhood obesity is the lack of measurability, a way to conveniently evaluate progress, which results in a lack of motivation, and an epidemic that ..
(May 28, 2007)
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Common Sense Takes Documented Bites Out of the Childhood ..

Ron Smith is an average gym teacher at an average Midwestern elementary school, who in the fall of 2000 made a very unusual decision. Like other gym teachers around the country, Smith had been ..
(June 20, 2007)
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A Parent Volunteer Speaks Out on Behalf of Operation Pull Your .

Most of the parents who had kids attending Jefferson Elementary School (Davenport, IA) when Operation Pull Your Own Weight was active, were school dropouts themselves. Most had completed 8th, 9th, or .
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Childhood Obesity Prevention Program Generates Instant and ..

Teaching kids to immunize themselves against obesity by teaching them to perform pull ups (obese kids can’t do pull ups) with a height adjustable pull up bar (HAPUB) and leg assisted pull ups ..
(January 24, 2007)
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Childhood Obesity and Personal Responsibility Taking Behavior

The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation recently announced that it’s contributing $500 Million Dollars over the next five years to combat the growing crisis in childhood obesity. The RWJF expects ..
(April 23, 2007)
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An Old Coach Offers a Simple Solution to Childhood Obesity

Obesity is a huge and growing problem in America and around the world. And the childhood edition of this problem is a 21st century tragedy that’s not only costing our nation billions of ..
(May 04, 2007)
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An Open Letter to Physical Educators - A Golden Opportunity Is .

In educational circles these days, subjects like reading, math, and science generally get top billing in local school districts. And at the bottom comes music, art, and physical education. . . often ..
(May 13, 2007)
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