The premise behind TheFitDads is to live a healthy lifestyle, while setting a good example for your family and friends. With that being said who better needs an example set for them besides our children. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 20 years, and that is creating a huge problem in our society. Health care costs last year alone related to obesity in the United States was 147 billion dollars. To many parents today make excuses for feeding their children the wrong foods, whether they don’t have time, it’s too expensive, or they don’t like vegetables, parents find an excuse. By setting poor eating and exercise habits you are setting your children up for failure. Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are linked to childhood obesity! Children who are obese are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and even social problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem issues. Your children’s health and well being is important, make it important, don’t make excuses… When your children see you doing healthy things they will follow in your footsteps. Make a change for the better and help your family stay fit and happy. It is not easy to change habits you have, but it will be so worth it. Get up, and get moving, your children are counting on you!