In the film, the character of
Jake (voiced by Woody Harrelson) is a turkey in excellent physical
form, taking great care to keep his prized pecs and glutes in top
shape. In honor of Jake's commitment to fitness, here are five ways that kids can
stay healthy and active--all from world-famous trainer and host of
"Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" Chris Powell.
Get Fit with Your Friends from FREE BIRDS and TV’s
Toughest Trainer Chris Powell
Kids, we know it may seem more fun to live a lazy life
of pizza, TV and fuzzy slippers like Reggie from FREE BIRDS, but if
you want to be big and strong like Jake, it’s going to take work!
That why we asked trainer and host of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight
Loss Edition,” Chris Powell, to share some tips to help you get
moving and eat things that will keep you healthy. If you follow his
plan, pretty soon you’ll have pecs and glutes as impressive as
Tip #1: Eat
Breakfast. Mom is right, it really IS the most important meal
of the day! Eat something hearty that’s going to give you a lot
of energy, like eggs and toast, or yogurt and granola. Start the day
Tip#2: Get to school at least 15 minutes early for recess. Run, jump,
climb, and play your favorite sports. You’ll get some extra time with
your friends, you’ll get stronger and faster, and you’ll supercharge
your body and mind for learning!
Tip #3: Eat fruit every chance you get! Fruit is nature’s
dessert, and comes in all kinds of fun flavors. You can never go
wrong with classics like apples, oranges, bananas, pears, grapes and
pineapple. But also try exploring new and crazy fruits, like
starfruit or kiwi, grapples or mangoes!
Tip#4: Cut the soda. Any way you look at it, it’s just not good for
you! If you crave sweet beverages, try naturally sweetened
waters! There are all kinds of new flavorings for water coming
out with natural sweeteners like stevia and monk fruit – find one
that you love, and hydrate!
Tip #5: Be a lean and mean gamer. When you’re done with your
homework, instead of vegging out on the couch with your PS4 or Xbox
1, get up and try playing one of their MANY active games. Get off the
couch and LIVE the game! Run, jump, balance, shoot…get involved in
your video games and get fit in the process.
Enjoy the hit family comedy FREE BIRDS, and see Jake’s
impressive physique in action, when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on