#19: Dr. Kwame Brown – Kid’s Health, Fitness, & Sports

Dr. Kwame Brown of Move Theory

This is episode 19 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we interview Dr. Kwame Brown, a specialist in getting kids moving, playing, and enjoying an active life. We cover his Move Theory and the concept of physical literacy, before getting Dr. Brown’s ideas on how and when kids should begin playing competitive sports.

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Episode 19 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • About Dr. Kwame Brown
  • What is Move Theory?
  • What is your Function Method?
  • What is Physical Literacy?
  • How does it relate to Functional Fitness?
  • What about Active Play?
  • What are some simple tips that parents apply to encourage more physical literacy for their kids?
  • Bad things tend to dominate the media (loss of recess, food issues in schools, etc). What are good trends that are happening?
  • When should kids start sports, lifting weights, etc?
  • What about youth competitive sports leagues?
  • Drills vs play
  • What about the trend of single-sport athletes from a young age?
  • Can specializing early be done right?
  • Question to parents from Dr. Brown: What is the most important thing you want your kids to achieve as they grow up?
  • Does play make people more likely to be active throughout life?
  • What do you think about children playing video games?

Show Notes

Dr. Kwame Brown’s site – http://www.drkwamebrown.com/
Ellie Krieger – http://www.elliekrieger.com/

For your old school hip hop enjoyment, this song was mentioned by Dr. Brown.

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/

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