11/27/2013 03:08 pm ET

The One Question Richard Simmons Has For Parents Of Obese Kids (VIDEO)

"This world is just filled with overweight kids. It's just horrible," Richard Simmons said between tears during a recent appearance on HuffPost Live.

"A woman will write me and go, 'My daughter is 12 years old and 215,'" he continued. "I kinda go, 'Well, how much do you weigh?'"

He says it's a tough question for most parents to face, but that overweight children are learning their behavior from somewhere, whether it's from their friends, from television or at home.

Watch the clip above for more from Simmons on the importance of getting kids active, then check out his whole appearance here.


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