Children mostly spend lots of time into car seats or in front of the T.V. This sedentary lifestyle of children will prevent them from practising their emerging motor skills and strengthening their heart, lungs, and muscle which will lead to obesity.
Lifestyle modification helps your children to make healthy. Think of exercise as leading an active lifestyle, which you can do with your kids, and you will be able to fit in more than you think.
Exercise with family does double duty as quality time for kids; exercise means playing and being physically active.
1. Stronger muscle and bones
2. Leaner bodies
3. Less risk of becoming overweight
4. Lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol level
5. A better outlook on life
Make sure your child’s equipment and chosen side for the sport or activity are safe. Make sure a child’s clothing is comfortable and appropriate.
Limit screen time- Ensure that kids get no more than 1-2 hours of screen time a day, whether that’s watching T.V, surfing the internet, or playing a video game. Encourage activity such as shooting hoops at the local playground, walking the dog.
Help your child find a sport that she/he enjoys the more your children enjoys the activity, the more likely your child will continue it. Get the entire family to involve.
Go for pre or post dinner walks with your child. It is just like a physical exercise.
Crank up the music- Inside the home, daily minimum 30min fills the CD player with dance tunes and lets the kid take turn using a flashlight.
Sneak work out with other activity- At supermarket takes the stairs and walk up the escalator whenever possible.
Have a weekly sports night- Every Saturday for example, got everyone up and create a series of playing cards featuring family-friendly exercise such as ape-walking. Each family member picks a card and performs the exercise pictured until the entire cards have been dealt.
Team up for gardening- Kids is great at digging up dirt, so let them turn over the soil and help you plant new bulbs. Gardening is as good as weight training when it comes to preventing osteoporosis.