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Ride to Life: A no-nonsense program for breaking your family's cycle of obesity and connecting to a healthier, happier life.

Ride to Life: A no-nonsense program for breaking your family's cycle of obesity and connecting to a healthier, happier life.

by Dr Gary Leong


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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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ISBN-13: 9780648671206
Publisher: Gary Martin Leong
Publication date: 03/20/2020
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Dr Gary Leong is a Sydney based Paediatrician, cyclist, and founder of the 2020 Family Health Challenge. The challenge is designed to combat the issues of Family and childhood obesity in an achievable and rewarding way. For the whole decade commencing 2020, he's challenging families everywhere to start revisiting old trends of togetherness in the kitchen, the dining table, the back yard and the playground. His book - Ride to Life launched early May, and is one of Amazon's hot new releases in Child Health.
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


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


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


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


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

Speaking Opportunities

Ride to Life program

Additional resources and references

Social Media


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