Dr Gary Leong is a pediatric endocrinologist who specialises in the treatment of children suffering with obesity and diabetes and its complications. A humane and very real person - not just a medical doctor and PhD - Gary loves working with kids and their families to help them work towards and enjoy healthier, happier lives.
This book outlines a potentially life-changing program that Dr Gary Leong has developed called the 2020 Family Health Challenge. It encourages you to courageously and honestly confront the underlying reasons for the obesity affecting your child. But it is also about parents and children taking appropriate levels of personal responsibility and then taking action to make a sustainable, manageable change for a better, healthier, active and more purposeful life. This book attempts to solve the problem of what you can do as a parent when you think you have run out of options for a child suffering from obesity.
Join the 2020 Family Health Challenge now and learn to Play, Exercise and Eat more together as a family.
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About the Author
While Gary's research has taken him across the globe, from Sydney, Australia to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, it is his clinical work with children and their families that inspired his work finding practical ways to help families break the cycle of obesity.
Experiencing firsthand the devastating impacts of obesity on families, Gary felt impassioned to find simple and practical ways to support these parents and children to reclaim their lives through sustainable changes that anyone can do, with the right mindset, habits and support. Integrating his personal love of cycling, especially long, challenging rides like Le Tour de France, Gary encourages everyone to get on their bike and stay on it.
Gary rides every year for various charities, but has been a great supporter of the Smiling for Smiddy Cancer charity which supports cancer research in melanoma at the Mater Foundation. More recently he has become a board member of the Fab to Fit Foundation which promotes physical activity programs for children from socially disadvantaged communities where childhood obesity is highly prevalent.
Table of Contents
A story to inspire your family
Background on obesity
Tackling the issue
How to read this book and work through the program
PARTIE 1 – GET ON YOUR BIKE!
Taking responsibility for where you are now
Stage 1 – Get honest: understanding where you are and why
Stage 2 – Decision time: committing to a healthier life
Stage 3 – Getting ready for change: preparing for the ride to a connected life
PARTIE 2 – IN TRAINING
What it takes to break the obesity cycle for your family
Stage 4 – Go within: why reclaiming life starts with mindfulness
Stage 5 – You are what you eat: nutrition for making the change for good
Stage 6 – Get moving! Learning to love exercise and move your body consciously!
Stage 7 – Sleep, Problematic Internet Use (PIU) and its effects on cognitive function and mental and physical health
PARTIE 3 – ON THE ROAD
In training and doing the hard yards
Stage 8 – Connection, self-care and support
Stage 9 – The power of ‘no’: why you need it and how to use it.
Stage 10 – Body image, self-esteem, and communication
Stage 11 – Setbacks and relapses: why they happen and how to get back on the bike
PARTIE 4 – MAINTAIN AND SUSTAIN
Staying on the bike even after the main event
Stage 12 – The future’s bright: dreaming big and creating a new reality
Stage 13 – Connect and care: why community helps and how it pays to be part of one Final Stage!
About Dr Gary Leong
Ride to Life program
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