How to help your Children Exercise

So many children today are into video games, watching TV, and being lazy. This is not good for their health, so it’s important we do what we can to help our children see how important exercise is and how fun and easy it can be.

Children of all ages need to exercise. The younger the child, the easier it is because they haven’t been subjected to video games, but it might be difficult because of the TV. Sometimes, when we’re so busy we find ourselves placing the smaller children in front of the TV to keep them occupied while we finish what we’re working on. While that’s a good thing at the time, it’s not so good when they do it all the time.

Helping your children exercise can be just as good for them as it is for you. Research may be needed if you can’t find anything they enjoy. Here are a few things you can consider, but of course these depend on the age of your child, their current health, their abilities, and your neighborhood.

* Ride bicycles
* Walk around the neighborhood
* Play Wii Fit
* Exercise program
* Go to the Mall and walk around
* Join a gym or fitness center

If it’s at all possible, these should be done with the supervision of an adult. You don’t want your child to overdo it and get hurt, so it’s better to be supervised. Again, depending on the age, you may need to be in the same room, but if your children are older, being in the same house will work.

It’s important you talk to your child about the risks of exercise and how they can get hurt if they do things not approved by you. While explaining the risks, you also need to discuss the importance of working out. Tell them the healthy reasons and also tell them how fun it is.

One thing you need to do is make sure you consult your doctor if your child has any medical or health related issues. There might be special things they need or should do to prevent injury or some other problem.

Exercise is good for people of all ages. Most adults know the importance of it, but the children might now. When you show them how to exercise correctly, they won’t mind doing it. They see the advantages after a few days and they’ll, more than likely, want to continue. Make sure you encourage them as often as you can.

Corrie Petersen runs a successful Virtual Assistant business. She’s married and they have two boys. She loves spending time with her family. Check out her mommy blog here to see what they have going on as a family.

One Response to “How to help your Children Exercise”

  • Jeff W says:

    Great points. We all need to make sure we’re getting enough exercise. It’s good for the body and good for the brain. One of my favorites is to park in the last spot at the mall or grocery store far away from the door. It drives my kids nuts but the extra steps to and from the store add up.

    You mentioned Wii Fit which is great because it’s actually a computer game attached to a TV and kids just see it as a game. Microsoft Kinect is still really new but it’s amazingly cool and does the same thing. Keep beating the exercise drum. Happy Holidays!

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My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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