KK - I have a 11 yr old son who is not too overweight, but who could definitely lose a few ;) If your son does something for his science project, keep me posted and I will get my son on board. Whether its on the Wii or on their bikes.....whatever! I live in So California, but went to high school in Plano (PWSH).
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my 8 year old is over weight due to the prednisison he is on,he does wii but in fits and starts if you know what i mean but we are too far away living in germany.but if you want top do it as a science product you could always do something with a bike useing it as a generator to see how exercise can be used to produce energy.or check in a local pathfinders groupe etc if they have something going on ,same with sports clubs etc.they might also be interested in doing something along them lines.good luck.
Hello - I have a 12 year old son who is over weight and he has started to realize he needs to do something .
I am trying to convince him to do a science fair project focused on getting healthy - choosing one exercise program or somthing like that. If he could get some friends here in Plano or DFW they could work together, do the research - each choose a plan - they could keep track here on spark.They could do the required three trials as three months or something. They can figure that out if I get anyone interested. I am hoping to get him started early this summer so he is not doing the usual science fair scrable in January!! It would be more a matter of getting them going physically than about "dieting". If I could get my son away from the 360 - he would probably melt away!!
Shoot they could even use the Wii or kinect so many minutes a day as their exercise of choice - the big thing is to get our babies moving before they have the life long struggle and if they can get a science project out of the way - all the better!!
I just picked up 8 minutes in the morning which could be adapted with exercise bands to get it really inexpensive for those of us feeing the money crunch.
In theory - the kids could be from anywhere and just keep in touch on line they do not have to be from the dfw area - although it would be nice to establish some friendships with kids struggling with the same issues
It is something we as parents can keep an eye on to prevent any contact with anyone questionalble,
From the number of people subscirbed to this group - even if they do not want to do the actual project (although, I think it could be a winner) he would still need kids to try and do the program.
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