As today’s kids make tomorrow’s society, it is vital to have healthy kids to develop a healthy society. Moreover, the lifestyle choices and habits the kids develop during their childhood will stick to them even during their adulthood.
Good and healthy lifestyle helps them to think and work better and it also prevents many childhood diseases and obesity, which may lead to more complicated health issues in future.
Fitness activities for kids don’t mean, that they should spend one hour in gym every day, these activities can be an hour of engaging active games and it should be a fun for them. This will help the kids to maintain their interest in fitness activities without getting bored.
Fitness Activities For Kids
Soccer or football is a highly active game that involves both teamwork and agility. Instead of soccer, if you kid is interested, you can allow them to play basketball, cricket, badminton, volleyball etc.
All these games help to develop good hand and eye coordination and also help them work in a team. In order to keep your kids free of injury, make sure that they wear proper protective equipment and shoes with ribbed soles or cleats.
Swimming is a favorite activity for most of the kids. Swimming is actually a full body workout that both kids and adults can undertake without injuring the joints.
Kids usually enjoy bicycle riding and parents can also join with them to make it a fun and you can even explore new places in your bicycle, depending upon the age of your kid. While riding bicycle make them wear helmets for security purpose.
Board sports can be snowboarding, surfing or skateboarding, depending on the season and facilities available around your place. Kids love board sports, but care should be taken to avoid injuries, hence wearing helmet while practicing board sports is mandatory.
If you want to engage kids in indoor fitness games, especially while it is raining outside, balloon volleyball is a good option. Unlike balls, balloons won’t damage any of your household items. In order to play the game, clear an area in the house and tie a string across the room to mock volleyball net and kids can stand on either side of the string and hit balloons in the same way they play volleyball.
Arrange a dance party for your kids and their friends. Dancing helps the kids to move their body freely and allow them to dance in different styles. Play music or video and make the kids to dance according to tune played. Through this kids can learn new moves and this will also keep them active.
Similarly kids can also play hide and seek, hopping, skipping rope, martial arts etc. depending on their interest. Choose the games or activities depending upon the interest of your kids and let them enjoy the game instead of forcing them for an activity that you like them to perform. You can also join them or encourage them while playing. It’s a good to be a role model for them, as kids love to copy their parents.
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