Arkrealm Challenge – Obesity Be Gone

The Challenge to Conquer Childhood & Teenage Obesity

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The goal of The Arkrealm Project is to inspire change in lives and what better way to do this then to set challenges for people. This new blog section includes a fun video  at the end, so don’t miss that.

This challenge is perhaps one of the most important ones because the affects of obesity or even being slightly overweight as a child or adolescent can limit our future.

“I’m bored! I can’t be bothered! I’m too tired!”

Parents, do you ever hear your children saying similar statements? Teens, do you ever think or say something similar?

As a teenager, I struggled with weight problems, which led to depression and disinterest in life. I often said or thought the above. Then I stumbled upon Ballroom and Latin dancing. I fell in love with the sport. No longer was I too lazy to get up from the couch, I was willing to work day and night to achieve my dream of becoming a beautiful dancer. The kilos dropped off, I was healthier and happier. As a dancing teacher I was privileged to witness this same life changing behaviour in many of the students.

Your Challenge

This challenge isn’t about dancing though, it is about encouraging young people to find an activity they are passionate about. So for the next six months encourage your child to try as many activities as possible and look out for the sparkle in their eye, that says “I love this”. This can take anywhere between several classes to a term, but if there isn’t any spark of interest move on. That doesn’t mean they have to be good at the activity, but they need to WANT to be good at the activity.

The second part is probably the most difficult for parents: Let go of your expectations of what is the best activity for your child. What your child finally connects with may be a galaxy away from what you had planned. You need to encourage them to do what is natural to them and it will build confidence and inspiration.  Suddenly, they will become active and begin to lose their weight, not just because of the physical movement, but because of the change in their mental attitude.

Keep the Arkrealm Community in the Loop

Please let us know how you are going with the challenge. Until then why not click the link  to this fun video of  three young boys showing us what happens when you find something that turns boredom into inspiration. Be sure to watch it to the end for the bloopers, which will make you laugh.

Banishing Childhood Obesity Video

Good luck with the Challenge,



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2 Responses for " Arkrealm Challenge – Obesity Be Gone "

  1. October 18th, 2013 at 2:52 am 1

    You’re so awesome! I don’t think I’ve read through a single thing like this before.
    So wonderful to find somebody with genuine thoughts on this subject.
    Really.. thank you for starting this up. This site is something that is
    required on the web, someone with a little originality!

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