39: Supporting Your Kids on the Path to Lifelong Health and Fitness with Dr. Jonathan Gingell

We’ve all heard it said that the best defense is a great offense, right? Well, that is especially true when it comes to helping our kids maintain their health – both physically and mentally.

I am really excited for you to hear my conversation in this episode with Dr. Jonathan Gingell of ProCare Chiropractic & Sports Therapy.  Dr. “J” works extensively with athletes to help improve their health and performance, and he is particularly passionate about working with young athletes.

In this episode, he shares wisdom from his training and experience about how we can proactively encourage physical activity and mental well-being in our children and teens.

On Today’s Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Why decreased activity is correlated with depression
  • The reason young athletes with burnout are prone to depression
  • How to encourage physical activity in your children
  • Why it is important to keep snacks only in the kitchen
  • Signs of depression in your children
  • How to catch problems early
  • Ways to differentiate muscle soreness and injury in children
  • How a chiropractor can be helpful for your children
  • The most important place to start to improve your child’s health

My hope after you listen to my chat with Dr. Gingell is that you will feel empowered to help your children be active. You will be equipped with additional tools to support them in their goals and keep them on a path of lifelong health and wellness.



“You don’t HAVE to make a huge effort to get a lot of benefit out of activity.”   -Dr. Jonathan Gingell

“I’ve seen time and time again when a kid stops saying something hurts either because the parents stop listening or they tell them “You’re Fine”.   -Dr. Jonathan Gingell

“Once the athlete hits the burnout stage, their activity level just goes way down because they’ve created their identity around their sport. And once that’s gone, they kind of lose their sense of self.”   -Dr. Jonathan Gingell


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Jesus' Daughter, Wife, Mom, CEO, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, High-Performance Business Coach, Podcast Host, & Professional Taco-Eater