Today we have Drew Manning joining us to talk about how to live fit with your kids, and Dr. Mike McFarland talks about how music influences our attitudes toward women.
Living Fit with Kids
Working out and eating clean can sometimes make a parent feel more distant from their children. Time spent at the gym, and watching what you eat can all drive a wedge between you and your kids. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Drew Manning is a health and fitness expert and author of the New York Time Best-Seller, Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose.
He has two daughters of his own that have come along with him on his fitness journeys. Living fit with your kids is absolutely possible and will even help to create stronger relationships. The power of cooking together and enjoying the meal that you prepared together is so amazing. Drew talks about how he has taught his children how to prepare food, as well as doing things active together. Then we go into how often we should allow ourselves and our children to splurge on sweet treats and the not-so-healthy stuff.
Music & Women
The way we treat women and the way women believe they should be treated is a something that is learned. We are not born instinctively knowing how we should be treated and treat others, that is why we are taught. For example, think about the golden rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated. Do you put that into practice everyday? The answer is, probably not. Today’s pop music is loaded with derogatory statements, explicit sexual content, and blatant disrespect of women.
Dr. Mike McFarland is a licensed psychologist, and he talks with us today about how music has changed and what it is doing to us psychologically. The science is shocking on how impactful song lyrics can be to someones behavior and beliefs. If you look back at music in decades past, you will notice how different the way women and sex were described. Nowadays it can be explicit, and even violent. This does not apply to ALL pop music, but a vast majority. We have become desensitized to so many things, and the words in our music today is definitely one of them.