Do you think your children are too inactive? Living an active life is crucial for wellbeing. It is especially important that children exercise a lot. Below, we share 3 tips to get kids and children to exercise more and become more active.
1. Make movement a natural part of everyday life
In order to increase children’s desire to move, it is important not to make it a separate part of life, but something that can be done anywhere at any time. Exercising should be easy and fun. A good way to achieve this is to incorporate tools that attract movement into your home, so you don’t have to go to a gym or similar. It should be easy and accessible to move.
And no, that doesn’t mean that your home needs to be transformed into a gym. There are many tools and equipment that are designed to blend into your home.
2. Make active movement a game
Stop thinking of movement as “exercise,” and start looking at it as a game and play. There are many methods you can use to make the activities playful and fun. Why not organize a competition where, for example, the whole family tries to stand on their hands for as long as possible?
Why not test a balance board with a built-in maze? The good news is that there is plenty of fun equipment for children.
There are two major benefits of moving with you with your children: the kids will find it more fun, and you increase the pulse of your purchase! Furthermore, children of active parents tend to move more. And it doesn’t have to be hard to do it in a fun and effective way.
With a gym ball, for example, you will activate the abdominal muscles and exercise the balance, and it is very likely that your child will find it fun to bounce and roll around on it.
Or why not jump rope together? It is a classic game that most kids like, but it also provides really good training for the whole fleece.
There are lots of fun opportunities for you who want the little ones at home to be more active – and with all the equipment available today, it’s easier than ever!