As the weather has warmed up outside, I have noticed more children and teenagers in my neighborhood outside playing and riding their bikes, scooters, or skateboards. I have noticed that the children in our neighborhood think that they own the road and aren’t always paying attention to traffic around them. Sometimes they will even continue riding in the middle of the road even if they know that a car is behind them. Eventually, they will move out of your way but you usually have to honk the horn at them. I have also seen kids who are fairly young riding around the neighborhood without any supervision. When I was growing up, I mostly road my bicycle on the sidewalk but most neighborhoods today aren’t adding side walks leaving no place but the road for children to ride their bikes.
Disclosure: This post is for informational purposes only. The opinions reflected in this post are my own and based upon my own experiences.
Bicycling is Great Exercise and the Entire Family Can Enjoy Exercising Together
Bicycling is not only fun but it is a way for your child to increase their physical activity. In fact, a bicycle can provide your child a full cardio workout without them even realizing it. It can also help prevent childhood obesity. A child naturally enjoys riding a bicycle and it is important to choose a bicycle that is easy for them to ride. Bike riding is also a great family activity that the entire family can enjoy while keeping everyone in the family active and fit. Before going on a bike ride, make sure that you and your child puts on sunscreen and drinks plenty of water to avoid heat related illnesses. Take frequent rest breaks during long bike rides, especially, in hot weather.