Blogs about Childhood Obesity

Interview with the IDEA Fitness Journal

"The power of mindset": A real priviledge and an honor to spread the message about the role of qualified fitness professionals in the fight against the global obesity epidemic through an interview that has been published in the March issue of IDEA Fitness Journal.http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/the-power-of-mindset

Presenter at FIBO European Convention 2017

I am honored to be an invited presenter at the biggest convention for fitness professionals in Europe that will take place on April 8-9 in Cologne, Germany.http://europeactive.eu/events/ETC2017

New accreditation to GRAFTS for Weight Management Exercise Specialist

Proud of being the Education Director of the leading vocational training provider for professional credentials in the fitness industry in Greece with the variety of fully accredited certification courses. The last addition is the Weight Management Exercise Specialist certification that provides an international recognition through the European Register of Exercise Professionals.

ACE Approved International Continuing Education Course on Exercise and Weight Management

The international full-day workshop entitled 'Exercise for overweight and obesity: Bridging theory into practice' based on EuropeActive standards at level 5 is now an ACE approved continuing education course (ACE 0.9 CECs) for health and fitness professionals around the globe.https://www.acefitness.org/professional-resources/continuing-education-course-directory/provider-detail.aspx?pars=Alexis+Batrakoulis

Weight Management Exercise Specialist International Workshop (based on the European standards)

Bridging theory and practice in the health and fitness indsutry by presenting a full-day international workshop for certified fitness professionals in Kaunas, Lithuania powered by the largest and accredited training provider nationwide, Active Training.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBqaruegg0c&feature=youtu.be

Pop Into Summer!

Hot weather is almost here!  It's so important we keep ourselves and our children Hydrated!  It's often difficult to make sure we are getting enough water and most tend to believe that that the sugary drinks are good for us, giving us they hydration we need.  With our growing epidemic of 1 out 3 children being obese, let's focus on keeping Hydrated without the extra sugar!  Try the Hydrate Popsicle!  It's a FUN way to get Hydrated without the sugar!

Should Fitness Technology be used with Children?

After Reading Ryan Halverson's article in IDEA's fitness Journal: I thought I would write my take on the article as well.It has been shown that children who are relatively sedentary and are opposed to physical activities whether it due to being psychological or physical in nature the use of Active Video Games (AVG’s) may help these children who are apprehensive to become more active.

Back to School - Keeping Phyiscal Activity in your Child's Day

School’s back in session & that means more sitting for a population that needs to move to be mentally & physically healthy! Have you been keeping your kids active this summer? If so, you may be concerned about how to keep that up now. Students need at least 60 minutes a day of movement. If your student is not in involved in a sport where are some ways to keep them active. Get them outside, turn the TV off , start the day off with a stretch. We are the only mammals that don't do that! Animals actively stretch automatically when they get up.

Well, it started with soda.....

When I sat down to write this I had a whole thing in my head about soda.  The diet vs. regular argument is once again in the news, and it’s a constant battle in my house.However, once I started writing, it went to totally different place, mainly eating healthy in general.  So be warned.I posted a news story yesterday of the man who drank 10 cokes a day for 30 days, and the effects it had on his well-being.  Obviously, the result was not good.

Life Lessons from my 2 year old and the positive influences we have on them

Life lessons I learn from my 2 year old and the positive Influences we can have on them We are living in an era where youth obesity seems to be steadily increasing as are the number of activities which involve staying at home and using some type of technological device.  It is time we come together and help find ways to promote a healthier lifestyle to the youth of America.