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Kardashians and Jenners: America’s Fittest Reality TV Family

Love them or hate them, the Kardashians and Jenners are a prominent celebrity family that has had a profound impact on our society today. Although some people have strong opinions on how the family has had a negative influence on today’s youth, the Kardashians and Jenners still deserve a lot of credit for their ability to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle.

Health Fitness Revolution founder Samir Becic did a profile on the Kardashians and Jenners and had this to say about their lifestyle:

“Considering that Bruce Jenner was an Olympic champion, I’m sure that he was one of the motivational influences on the family. Even though the parents are dealing with divorce, they still maintain their healthy lifestyle. My opinion is that Bruce and Kris Jenner are looking very fit for their age despite the enormous media attention and stress that comes with it.

“With regards to their children, the Kardashian siblings are doing a great job in making their fitness regime and healthy nutrition a daily priority. Even if some of them are naturally thin, like Kourtney, and others more voluptuous, like Khloe and Kim, through a healthy lifestyle and physical fitness, they are managing their bodies in a very effective way. Kim Kardashian has a very feminine appearance and through a healthy lifestyle, she is making her physical assets even more prominent. The only concern is with the brother, who is going through some emotional distress, which can be seen by his body appearance. However, his body type can return to his previous shape considering that he used to be much healthier and fitter in the past.

“The two younger Jenner sisters have a very slim and athletic appearance, likely due to their genes from both an Olympic gold medalist father and a fit mother. However, they deserve a big credit for maintaining a healthy appearance because many American teens their age struggle to stay healthy and fit. They are an inspiration to their peers when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. The Kardashian-Jenner family, when it comes to physical fitness and healthy nutrition, are one of the healthiest celebrity-reality families in America. Congratulations to them!”

The Health Fitness Revolution team did the research on the family and found the following information.

Bruce Jenner

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I believe people have to get in shape in order to work out. Too often people’s enthusiasm is greater than what their body is capable of and they end up doing a workout that cripples them for a week. So if you’re just getting started, I suggest focusing on a lifestyle change and incorporating fitness on a daily basis. Start with walks and work up from there. Realize that it’s a process that’s not going to happen overnight, too. For the person who’s already pretty fit, I recommend being smart about fitness. Remain ambitious, but be wise about your joints, which are the most affected by aging. If you love running, find somewhere else to run other than the pavement. Find a beautiful golf course, trail or beach to enjoy and make sure your shoes provide amazing support. In the off-season when I was training, I never ran on pavement. I called them “treat runs.” Another smart move is to find an impact-free exercise like cycling.

 

  • Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon
  • Plays a lot of golf
  • Used to run 70 miles a week
  • Has been mountain biking for the past 25 years
  • Works out for an hour at a time
  • Stretches a lot
  • Is more focused on training his heart and lungs. He believes that’s where you build quality of life.
  • Eats a light breakfast and dinner

Kris Jenner

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“I try to work out as much as possible and eat right. I get up about 4:30 a.m. and workout. I’m a foodie so I love to eat, so it’s a problem.”

  • Works out at 4:30 a.m. daily
  • Used to do Billy Blanks “Tae Bo”
  • Works out with Gunnar Peterson and Tracy Anderson
  • Loves the Atkins diet
  • Currently follows a low carb Mediterranean style diet
  • Uses celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito as her nutritionist and weight loss coach since July 2013

Kim Kardashian

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“If I don’t feel confident about my body, I’m not going to sit at home and feel sorry for myself and not do something about it. It’s all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it’s fitness or whatever. It’s about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.”

 

  • Works out with Gunnar Peterson
  • Works out at Barry’s Bootcamp which is a mix of weight lifting and high intensity cardio
  • Does squats, lunges, squat shoulder presses, and deadlifts
  • Likes to jump rope and dance
  • Enjoys pilates and swimming
  • Follows the high-protein Atkins diet
  • Eats high protein foods like fruits, nuts, fish, veggie omelets and 4-ounce burger patties

Kourtney Kardashian

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“Tracy Anderson is keeping me in shape! She is helping me make the adjustments necessary to keep me feeling happy, healthy and most importantly create a workout plan that is safe for the baby. It’s really important for me to have a fitness routine that works for my body and my schedule and I’m really happy with the workout plan she is working with me on.”

  • Just had third  baby
  • Lost baby weight by breast feeding
  • Running on the beach, treadmill or elliptical trainer
  • High knees
  • Low walking
  • Lunges
  • Sprints
  • Varies her workouts
  • Tries to stay away from processed foods, foods with high sugar and starch
  • Loves eating salad with deli turkey,lettuce, cucumber and sunflower seeds.
  • Loves salmon and chicken
  • Combination of cardio and weightlifting 3 days per week
  • Lives an organic lifestyle

Khloe Kardashian

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“I have moments of weakness, but mostly I brush the criticism off… Who cares if I’m not a size zero? I don’t want to be. I love my body; I’m healthy, I work out.”

 

  • Works out every day in the morning between 6 am and 10 am.
  • Boxes
  • Works out with Gunnar Peterson
  • Does plyometric pushups, the sled, deadlifts, resistance bands, and ab movement
  • Does a lot of rotations with a lot of repetition in the gym
  • Follows a strict diet
  • Lost 30 pounds in the past year

Rob Kardashian

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“When I’m going on a little ten mile run and I finish, or when I’m on the run — that’s probably when I’m at peace. Like just running by yourself up in the hills and through the trails and stuff like that on a nice rainy or sunny day, it doesn’t really matter.”

 

  • Recently has been struggling to lose weight
  • Because of his recent weight gained he is at high risk for developing diabetes and his organs shutting down
  • His weight gain has made him depressed
  • Working with Gunnar Peterson to get back on track
  • Is currently on a strict nutrition and fitness regimen

Kendall Jenner

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“I don’t think fad diets really work. Losing weight is more about changing your lifestyle and eating habits. At the end of the day, it’s how you feel about yourself that gives you confidence. Don’t let other people bring you down, and ignore the haters. If you really want to lose weight for yourself, then talk to your friends and family about it to get their support. A lot of girls put inspiring photos and quotes up on their bedroom or bathroom mirrors as pick-me-ups in the morning. I think that’s a great way to remind yourself that you are beautiful, and keep yourself motivated to work out or eat healthy.”

 

  • During Fashion Week season, she follows a healthy diet and consumes only “clean food”
  • Eats a lot of vegetables, fruits and lean proteins
  • Avoids processed junk food
  • Drinks 12 cups of detox tea a day
  • Does a lot of cardio
  • Likes running
  • Favorite healthy snack is strawberries

Kylie Jenner

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“Being fit to me means staying active. We’re lucky that we get to travel a lot, so are always on the move, and it’s so important to get out as much as possible and just keep active.”

 

  • Favorite healthy snack is grapes
  • Ran track in school

Top 10 Health Tips to Promote Family Fitness

Family members – can’t live with them, can’t live without them. From the start of your life your parents nurture you and instill in you values important to them, and at the end of the day, it’s your family who cares for you the most. So it’s essential you have the best relationship possible.

But in this day and age, obesity in America is quickly rising so more and more kids are growing up unhealthy. It’s time to make a change in our diet, in our daily activity and in our home lives. Parents have the most power when it comes to teaching their kids to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Through family fitness you will build a connection that will last as you adopt the health lifestyle for years to come. Kids are the most impressionable when young and instilling the importance of health and fitness could lead them to following a healthy lifestyle for decades to come. If a son watches his father partake in daily runs, it’s likely he will imitate that behavior to emulate his father. On the other hand, the kids will not only adopt a healthy lifestyle, but also treasure fond memories of family experiences, whether it’s going on daily runs, camping and hiking over vacations, or hosting lessons on how to cook healthy, the influence you have on your kids can be immeasurable.

Here’s some advice Health Fitness Revolution came up with to inspire family fitness:

Work Out

  • Keep track of your goals – Odds are everyone in your family is at different levels in terms of fitness and nutrition. Perhaps one is a track star who devotes most of her time to athletic sports, while another has never played a sport in his life. Maybe one is diabetic while the other consumes water and granola bars like no one’s business. Not everyone will be on the same page. The best thing you can do is have everyone set individual goals for themselves, given their current position. Having your family at your back will hold you accountable for reaching your goals and maintaining whatever workout or diet regimen you maintain.
  • Hit the gym – Finding a gym that suits your needs and getting a membership is the first step. Some gyms offer deals for family memberships to motivate you to get your whole family active, so be sure to capitalize on that. Take each other to the gym – you don’t have to do the same workouts, but knowing someone is there with you can prove reassuring.
  • Cycling – Riding a bike is fun for all ages. Going on rides at the park, around the neighborhood, to run errands – all of this can be a fun activity the whole family can take part in. If you have older kids, you can take them on rigorous, enduring rides through the woods or back roads for enhanced physical activity and a unifying adrenaline rush.
  • Running – There’s nothing like a good run to clear your mind. Just like with biking, you can go running through the neighborhood or at the park as a family. One of the best things about family fitness is that you can wake up in the morning and go run together. There’s no need for plans in advance since you’re in the same household. There are also plenty of fun runs and family 5ks to participate in.
  • Swimming – Swimming is a fun interactive way to workout your body. You can do it recreationally or competitively. You can swim during the summer, on vacations, or even at neighborhood pools. Many families enjoy swimming as it’s a good way to promote not only athleticism, but also teaches the swimming ability – a fundamental life skill – while everyone’s having fun splashing around!

Nutrition

  • Breakfast – Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, serving as the basis for the rest of the day as it is the first fuel in your body. You want to make sure you have a good balance of carbs, protein and fats to keep you energized throughout the day.
  • Lunch – As you approach midday, you feel your body craving for some tasty sustenance. You don’t necessarily need to completely fill yourself up at this time, but be sure to eat just enough to keep you on your feet. If you’re packing your kids lunch you want to make sure you’re giving them the right amount of protein, carbs, and fruits and vegetables.
  • Dinner – The last meal of the day is typically eaten with your family. This gives you a chance to have the whole family eat healthy. You don’t want to eat right before you go to bed because bad food can affect your sleep and can possibly lead to gas buildup in your digestive system. If you want to wake up refreshed the next morning, having a light dinner will be enough to keep you satisfied without weighing you down.
  • Snacks – Snacking throughout the day can be just as important as meals because having snacks can keep your metabolism at peak levels and decrease portion size in your main meals. Just as is with meals, it’s imperative you snack on foods that are nutritious, like fruits, vegetables, or even nuts. Grated, it may be tough to ease vegetables as a snack into your kids’ diet, so try adding organic peanut butter or ranch dressing as a dip for flavors. Click here for various snack recipes and tips!
  • Dessert – The temptation to consume dessert is an ever-present one, nagging at your sweet tooth and your taste buds as if to say there’s no harm in it. Unfortunately, there can be plenty of harm in coming dessert. Try eating some healthy desserts if you’re in the mood for baking or eat berries and other healthy but sweet foods to satiate that craving.