By Alisa Martin
Individuals are often mistaken about the fact that physical exercising is helpful for the adults only. But, standing at this present situation one can say that while the kids are becoming more like mechanical beings with the ‘n’ number of electronic games, computers, televisions etc. physical exercises are really helpful in helping a kid stay fit and healthy. It works best in keeping one free of obesity.
There are even more benefits to physical exercises than just reducing obesity. Other benefits one can reap from exercising are as follows:
1. Boosting the kid’s self-confidence
2. Improving the team work capabilities
3. Improving coordination
Therefore, parents should make it a point to schedule a regime for their kids that would include proper hours of exercising.
As for the kids, enjoyable stuffs attract them, more and thus the parents must make exercising a fun affair. Therefore rather than thrusting a strict exercise routine upon the child, try to involve him or her into sports and games. Make exercises come naturally as a part of family outings etc.
Some Useful Tips
Let us take a look at some of the tips following which you can make exercising for your kids enjoyable.
1. There is no point in sitting back at your couch every evening. Even if you are tired slouching will make all the more dreadful. What you must do is take your kid for a walk across the neighborhood and it shall help both you and your kid. Ask the kid if he wants to go for cycling, roller skating or skipping. Just walking might make him bored.
2. Make sure that you take your family for outings regularly, which would include canoe trips, bike rides or even nature trails.
3. Get your kid enrolled in the local sports club. There will be a lot of options for him to choose from. He can learn any of the sports as he wishes to. But make sure that you are not being too pushy.
4. New family sport options can be a great option. You can take your family for softball, roller-blading, skiing, tennis, mountain biking etc. each of them are great sports. Make sure the sport you choose is preferred by all your family and the location is somewhere near your vicinity.
5. Pedometer is one of the inexpensive gadgets that help you stay fit. Get your kid one and also one for each family member. This can be a small gift and will be really motivating.
6. Family tournaments can be organized on a regular basis. Say a mini-Olympics or so can be really great. Once every month you can organize a sports day. The events must be so that every member can be a part of it.
7. Some sports your kid can start learning from a young age are swimming, cycling, running etc. The pools and the bikes can also help your kid stay fit.
Most importantly make sure that the television or the computer more than what is needed is not attracting your kid. Set a timer to these devices.
- Alisa Martin is a freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast. Currently, she contributes health articles for Dr. Sam Von Reiche – one of the experts at New Jersey Psychologists