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Neil Haley, the Total Tutor host of the Simply G Radio Show, interviewed GJ Reynolds to find out why the childhood obesity rate has doubled in Ireland.
Reynolds is an original founding member in the company ViSalus and is now a 5 Star Ambassador, Vi Millionaire, and CEO of Simply G Media. He has written a book titled “The Playful and Powerful Warrior Within You!” and holds the distinction of completing the Dale Brown Challenge by working out for over 1000 days straight and being on the Project 10 Challenge too. He is also ranked in the top ten in social media in the world.
Two-thirds of doctors are treating more overweight and obese children than they did two years ago in Ireland. Significantly, nine out of 10 have made Ireland’s spiraling childhood obesity problem their top priority.
More than one in four children are now classed as OVERWEIGHT or OBESEin Ireland, a figure which has doubled in the last 15 years. Just over half (53%) confirmed an increase in the number of children with sleep problems and 46% confirmed an increase in the number of children who had asthma.
The 62% of doctors who are treating more children who are overweight or obese also reported a rise in obesity-related illnesses. Six out 10 of the doctors who are members of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (RCPH) Ireland, also see more children with MENTAL HEALTH problems than they did over the previous two years.
More than three-quarters (79%) reported an increase in anxiety cases. Nearly four out of 10 (37%) are dealing with more cases of self-harm and a quarter are seeing more children suffering with DEPRESSION. Significantly, 92% of pediatricians are worried children with mental problems are not able to receive treatment quickly enough.
GJ discussed how his company ViSalus has started doing BUSINESS in Ireland and is able to provide solutions to this increasing problem. GJ shared, “We started our launch in Ireland mid year. We had our initial kickoff and we are having our official pre-launch later this month. We are excited about having the Project 10 Challenge in Ireland so we are able to assist others in transforming their life, health and prosperity.”
GJ was shocked to see the alarming obesity rates in Ireland. He said, “It is amazing to see how in Ireland over a 15 year period the childhood obesity rate has doubled. That rate has gone up fast, just like it has done in the US. It is definitely a global epidemic. It is very sad to see this happen. Over 27 percent of children in Ireland are considered obese and rising.
GJ outlined the solution to this problem. He said, “You have got to get them good nutritional products that work and taste good. The Project 10 Challenge is the solution. Once you’ve set your weight-loss, active, or fitness goal, go public by shooting your video and posting it on challenge.com. Then, shoot another video and upload once you LOSE 10 POUNDS. ViSalus giving 10 people a week $1,000 dollars. In addition, we feed a kid in need every time someone documents their personal ten pounds of weight loss or lean muscle gain.
When this happens, we feed a kid in need thirty meals. We have already helped tens of thousands of kids in the North America, the UK, Germany and Austria. Now we are able to do this in Ireland and have a major impact on the country’s challenge. It is such a great platform that is easy to implement. With great-tasting products that help one is able to have the results they want.”
Reynolds continued to add, “Instead of adapting ones lifestyle to fit a program, the Project 10 Challenge is adapted to fit anyone’s lifestyle. By implementing a simple and successful platform, we are able to start to have a handle on the fast rising OBESITY rates in Ireland.”