Author Mai Tran states that she wrote this book as a response to the obesity epidemic among children in the United States. “One in three American kids is obese and, with so many food options available and a lack of health and physical education in parents, the obesity epidemic expands every year. This breaks my heart. As adults and parents, we have an obligation to help our children not only be the best versions of themselves but also help them develop healthy eating habits and active lifestyles,” she stated.
“I wrote Active Girls, Healthy Women with one purpose in mind: to help guide our young girls in the direction of building a solid foundation based on health, strength, and fitness so they become healthy, fit, and strong women!” said Tran.
The relaunch of Active Girls, Healthy Women is particularly relevant during the current global health crisis, when many of us—including children—are sheltering in place. As Tran says, “The best thing to do during the COVID-19 pandemic is to remain calm, stay active, and keep our bodies moving! Staying active and exercising is important because, when we exercise, our body releases chemicals called endorphins, which make us feel good. This is what we all need during these challenging and uncertain times—a big dose of endorphins!”
For people currently unable to go to the gym or who don’t feel comfortable yet doing so, Tran’s book is a great option. “The quick and simple exercises in my book can be done at home without any special equipment. Some of the great aerobic exercises that condition all parts of the body are pushups, burpees, planks, alternating Superman, bicycles, cross-body V-ups, crunches, and many various types of lunges. Additional exercises are included in the book,” she explained.
Active Girls, Healthy Women is available at amazon.com.
About Mai Tran: Mai Tran is an Asian-American author, model, and entrepreneur from Boston, Massachusetts. She went to Boston College and has gone on to become one of the world’s leading fitness professionals. Mai has represented a number of top international sports-nutrition and supplement companies and is the current spokesmodel for Cardillo Weightbelts. She still resides in Boston and spends her time working on her company, FitChic, and a television series project. You can follow Ms. Tran on Instagram, click here.