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How to Get Your Kids Off The Couch

Do you know where your kids are? If they’re like far too many…you can find them sitting on the couch watching TV, playing video games or staring at their phone. Don’t fret! I’m going to show you how to get your kids off the couch.


Childhood obesity is on the rise (rates have skyrocketed to 25% and beyond) with no signs of slowing.

This means despite your best efforts or intentions, there’s a very good chance your child could fall from fit to overweight to obese and along with it, experience all of the devastating health conditions that follow.

High Blood Pressure

Insulin Resistance & Diabetes

Decreased Mobility

Sleep Difficulties

Shortened Lifespan


The very first step with younger kids is making fitness fun. While organized sports can work well for kids who are already engaged and interested in physical activity, kids who are resistant to fitness need the process to be enjoyable and entertaining.

Check out this video. We show you two strategies that your kids will love.


As your kids begin to enjoy physical activity, the next step is to scale up the difficulty while keeping it fun.

This is where you need to gather some knowledge or find a program with qualified coaches who can help.

Our rationale is two-fold:

1. The same basic activity will starting getting stale and that’s the death-wish for losing your child’s attention.

2. From a health perspective, making the activity progressively more challenging will yield exponentially better results.

In video two, we show you how to scale some very basic movements into far more difficult ones.


This is one of the most often asked questions and concerns for parents….and rightfully so!

For decades the notion was that resistance training could stunt a child’s growth, make them muscle bound and turn young girls into hulking beasts.

What’s the truth?

Each of those assertions has been debunked in the scientific literature and the benefits of strength training at a young age have been substantiated.

In video three, I cover the details and give you some direction on what to do next.


What strategies have you tried?

What has worked to get your kids off the couch?

Dr. Jamie Richards

I’m Jamie and I’m obsessed with health, passionate about maximizing performance and love being an expert in Bio-Structural Restoration™. As the CEO and founder of Life By Design Inc. I have the drive to lead our community toward extraordinary lives. I am in love with my wife, Dana, daughters Andie & Scottie, I’m fanatical about modern design, and I’m deeply committed to the pursuit of a happy life.

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