Exercise Improves Your Child’s Health
There are many great benefits of adding 60 minutes of exercise into your child’s daily routine. Are you aware that the childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last 30 years according to the CDC? The CDC claims that children are spending more time in front of the television, playing video games, or spending excessive amounts of time on the computer. Instead, of spending time outside playing or exercising. Exercise can help reduce your child’s risk for obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, type two diabetes, depression, anxiety, certain cancers, arthritis, and falls.
Creative Ways to Get Your Children More Active
If your child isn’t very active there are lots of ways to get your child off of the couch and get them moving, especially, during the summer or winter months when going outside might seem impossible. Check out this great list of ideas:
- Jump Rope
- Team Sports
- Rock Climbing
- Jumping on a Trampoline
- Wii Fit
- X-box Kinect
- Roller Skating
- In-line Skating
- Going to the Park
- Freeze Tag
- Hide and Seek
- Relay Races
- Don’t Let the Balloon Touch the Floor
- and so many more ideas.
Adding an exercise program into your child’s daily schedule doesn’t have to be overwhelming or impossible. There are lots of ways motivate your children to get more active and exercising more. Parents, if possible, join your children and help improve your overall health and well being.
Can I challenge you and your family to add 30 to 60 minutes of exercise into your daily routine?