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Giuliano Stroe is a five-year-old bodybuilder who was born in Romania. The Stroe family have since moved to Florence in Italy. In 2009, Stroe set a world record by performing the fastest 10-meter hand-walk with a weight ball between his legs. Stroe has been lifting weights since he was a toddler.
Stroe performed his hand-walking stunt on live television in Italy and was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.
On February 24, 2010 he broke the world record for number of ‘air push-ups’; an exercise where push-ups are performed without letting your feet touch the ground.h Stroe managed 20 ‘air push ups’ beating his previous record of 12, live on Romanian TV. Stroe has the body of a body builder and has a six pack that many adult men would be envious of.

Stroe has been going to the gym with his Father since the age of two and goes to exercise most days of the week. Stroe’s Father Iulian has received much criticism for pushing his Son but is insistent that Giuliano loves the exercises and wants to do it. Stroe’s Father Iulian commented “He has been going to the gym with me ever since he was born. I always took him with me when I went training. But he’s still only a child and if he gets tired or bored we go and play.”
Independent Doctors have advised that children should not start weightlifting until the age of thirteen. Stroe started at the age of two and currently has the physique of at least a fifteen year old.


Jogging is one of the best exercises I love to do. I actually go jogging everyday at night by the sea side. I love jogging because it is a stress reliever for me, increases my energy level, and helps me lose fat. I do some stretching exercises after i’m done. I always tell my students what I do. I tell them I eat healthy food and I jog and do exercises daily. Some students look up to their teachers and they would like to copy them. Teachers are like their role models. If you are a teacher or a parent please encourage your children to exercise and eat healthy. You can go jogging as a family, grab your ipod and start. I usually jog for one hour, half hour walking for warming up and half hour jogging or slow running. If you are new at this don’t start running immediately, start only when you’re ready. I was jogging really hard when i started and my feet were bleeding so I advise you to take it slow. To avoid injuries increase your activity for only 1-2 minutes per day. After several weeks, review your progress and then increase or decrease the activity accordingly.

Here are the benefits of jogging taken from Ezine articles:

Jogging is one of the finest exercise programs, as it yields a lot of benefits. You can do it independently and it helps you build a good physique by stimulating your heart rate, relieving stress, toning your muscles and also prevents a number of aging problems. It increases your energy level and it brings a sense of discipline and is more result oriented than any other type of workout. It helps burn calories and stay fit.

Suhail Shatila, a reader, wanted to share this interesting and beneficial post with you…I loved it and was more than glad to share it…

40 Tips for an Exceptional, Superb & Powerful Life!
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.
3. Buy a PVR tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,
“My purpose is to___________ today.”
5. Live with the 3 E’s – Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
6. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did last year.
7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
14. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.
Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.
18. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
20. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
23. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
24. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie (not you guys.) Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, wills this matter?”
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. What other people think of you is none of your business.
29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
32. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
33. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
34. The best is! yet to come.
35. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
36. Do the right thing!
37. Call your family often.
38. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:
“I am thankful for__________.” Today I accomplished_________.

39. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
40. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

” I’ll race you to the Hula Hoops!!” one student says, as they go running towards the hula hoops. Hula hoops are very famous in our school, and most of the students have mastered hula hooping!

Do you know that is a very good sports for girls?

What are you waiting for? Switch on some fast-paced music and do a hula-hooping dance. This exercise will not only revive and refresh you but will also help you in burning the unwanted fat. 🙂

Hula hooping helps increase the flow of blood to the brain. Hula hooping exercises are more reviving than a short nap. Regular hula hooping helps increase the energy level of the body.

Hula hooping exercises strengthens the waist, hips and the knees. This is another important health benefit of hula hooping.

The coordination of the body movement and breathing strengthens the torso muscles and enhances the flexibility of the spine. Hula hooping exercises promote the integral functions of our vital organs.

Hula hooping is a fun activity for children and adults. The idea of this exercise is keep the hoop moving on your hips as long as possible. More you exercise more the calories will you burn. If you want to work your waist and hips, place the hula-hoop on the waist and move around. You could place it on arms and legs to tone the muscles in those areas.
One of the health benefits of hula hooping is, it helps lose weight and increases the fitness level of the body.

Today I’m taking my students to the playground to do some hula hooping as a reward for their good behavior 🙂


     March is National Nutrition Month, a nutrition education and information campaign created by the American Dietetic Association. This awareness campaign seeks to help participants learn how to make informed food choices and develop healthy eating and exercise habits.

How does Miss Farah recommend celebrating National Nutrition Month?

– Think smaller portions

– Eat breakfast, and eat smaller meals throughout the day.

– Eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day—the brighter the better.

– Exercise more, if you don’t have time to go to the gym go jogging instead by the beach! This is what I do and it’s such a stress reliever!

– Set up your refrigerator with healthy food

– Prepare healthy school lunch for your child.

– Avoid processed, packaged, restaurant and fast food.

– Camouflage vegetables and fruits in your meals if your kids don’t like veggies.

– Drink water and milk

– Sleep! Sleep! Sleep!


You can celebrate National Nutrition Month by passing out custom pedometers, promotional vitamin cases, and healthy snack gifts! These items will help other participants to make small but important changes in their daily routine.

I included a Kid-Friendly Daily Health Tips Calendar. Click on it, print it and post it on your refrigerator!

 Learn more about the National Nutrition Month here: www.eatright.org



Well as you can see, Yes children can do yoga!

It is actually pretty healthy and has lots of benefits, I posted last month about my morning exercise with my students, it is not yoga but it’s very similar.

There isn’t alot of space in class so we can stretch fully, teachers can do it on a lower scale. However, it would be a great thing for you as a parent to do some yoga exercises with your child. Why?


  • It helps children to relax, concentrate and focus.
  • It builds stamina, stability and balance.
  • It helps improve digestion, elimination of toxins and circulation.
  • It strengthens the musculature of the body, elongates the spine and promotes good posture.
  • Children who practice yoga have a good posture.
  • Specific postures help relieve gas and constipation.
  • It improves breathing habits through pranayam.
  • It develops speech skills through the use of singing and chanting.
  • It improves sleeping patterns.
  • It improves memory and develops effective concentration skills.
  • Yoga means connecting to God. A child’s mind is pure and body flexible. They’ll absorb everything that is given to them. The earlier your child begins the better he will feel. Let yoga be his guide into the world of good and harmonious living. Give him this gift to keep him healthy and happy – more positive, self confident and emotionally independent. But make sure you look out for a qualified teacher first. A teacher who has the ability to teach the children according to their attention span and abilities and who can teach in a creative, playful manner to help them develop all their potentialities.


    Here are some ideas of yoga exercises you can do with your kids just click on the link for a full guide:


    During our morning routine, it’s a must that we do our stretching exercises. I explain to them that it helps them a lot to start a fresh morning with a relaxed mode. Then after we finish our exercises I tell them to smile 🙂 and be grateful for everything.


    Here are some stretching exercises that i did with my students this morning….Have a look:





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