Tuesday, June 16, 2009

HOOYAH to Rick Osbourne, Founder of OPYOW!

Special HOOYAH to Rick Osbourne, the founder of OPERATION Pull Your Own Weight.

Rick-O, finally the momentum is building on your mission to solve childhood obesity! BZ on making the call happen with Senator Grassley – this is only the tip of the iceberg Mister – MAINTAIN COURSE AND SPEED, and of course:


On 08JUN09, Senator Grassley announced his support of Pull Ups in the Congressional Record. Here is an excerpt:

Mr. GRASSLEY. Madam President, please allow me to take a few minutes today to discuss childhood obesity, and one way in which we can prevent the most common diseases that face our country. Obesity is an issue that must be addressed—not just by the Federal Government, but by individuals, parents, schools, and health professionals across the country. Given the high cost of health care, we must all look at ways we can reduce the risks of obesity and the many diseases that come with it.

I bring this up today because a constituent of mine made me realize that there is an easy and cost-effective way to address the problem. We all know that childhood obesity can be prevented if we motivate young people to eat better and exercise more. There are many fad diets, surgeries, strategies and pills that claim to help reduce obesity. Americans are always looking for the next big breakthrough, and they are willing to pay any price to do it easily and simply. But, nothing is as simple or as cost effective as helping kids learn and maintain the ability to do pull ups.

Kids can immunize themselves against obesity, and they can do that by learning to do pull ups. It’s been acknowledged that pull ups counteract a child’s tendency to obesity. In the context of a four year study at Jefferson Elementary School in Davenport, Iowa, my constituent demonstrated that if you start children young, most young people can learn to do pull ups. And, as long as young people maintain the ability to do pull ups, most can naturally immunize themselves against obesity for a lifetime without ever having to resort to pills, shots, or special diets.

Read more at Operation Pull Your Own Weight. And just in time for Father's Day shopping -- Rick's new book has hit the cyber shelves! Strong at Everything, Weak at Nothing: How to Motivate Your Kids to Eat Better, Exercise More, and Immunize Themselves Against Obesity for Life. It's available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble among other sites.

1 comment:

Joe G. said...

You're doing a great work, Rick Osbourne. Bravo Zulu!