Commercial-CIZING Is Fun!
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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Q. My child does not watch television. How can I still participate?
A. There are many different options. If you child reads a book, they can commit to exercise every page or two. If they are on the computer or playing video games, they can commit to exercise every 10 minutes. There is a lot of flexibility with this program. The whole idea behind it is to get children interested in exercise on a regular basis.
Q. I never heard of this program. Has it been around for a while and has it received any press?
A. Yes, this program has been around for three decades. I just started to make it public recently though my book and this web site. Commercial-CIZING has received a lot of positive press and support through the years. You can view an articles published by Time Inc., Parents Magazine, Muscle & Fitness Magazine, and The New York Times by clicking their respected link in orange. More recently, you can read about this program in the Orlando Sentinel, New Jersey Life Magazine, and To Your Health Magazine.
Q. Is this program only organized thorough the schools?
A. Absolutely not! You can organize the program as a parent or a teacher.
Q. Is there a fee to participate?
A. No. Exercise should be free.
Q. Won't sponsors be upset you are promoting a program during their commercial time?
A. No. Actually, now the children will be at the TV watching the commercials as they exercise. In many home, the kids will get up and get a snack, play a game, or go to the bathroom during a commercial break. When they Commercial-CIZE, they are actually seeing and hearing the advertisement.
Q. Is there place for our family to sign up?
A. At present, there is no official sign up. I am so busy with Project ACES and PACES Day (see links to the right) that I just do not have the time to start with a sign up program here. The material on this web page is purely informational and educational. It was created just to give parents and teachers an idea on how to get children to exercise more often.
Q. Does this program support the viewing / usage of television in children?
A. No. This web site states Commercial-CIZING is not to replace an exercise program, just to reduce the amount of time children are sedentary. TV privileges should be limited, but that is up to the discretion of each parent.