How To Keep Your Children Fit And Active In 2014

If you’re anything like me, you will have spent time over the Christmas period getting slightly worried about your children’s level of fitness. Of course, we all like to overeat during this period, and so you probably shouldn’t stress too much, but now is the time to start making plans that are guaranteed to keep the little ones active over the next twelve months. At the end of the day, if they’re going to eat that much again next December, they’ll need to burn off all that excess fat before the festive period comes around again.

Luckily, I’ve been doing some research online over the past few weeks, and have managed to uncover some really smart ways of ensuring they always get the level of exercise they need. You’ll want to avoid taking them to the gym, even if it is child-friendly, because your suggestions should be all about making exercise fun, and structured workouts simply aren’t the best thing for a growing child. So, if you’re looking for some great ideas that will result in your child staying active and keeping fit naturally, give me your attention for the next couple of minutes, and I’ll do my utmost to point you in the right direction.

Playing Sports

No matter which sports your child seems most interested in, the chances are you’ll find a relevant local club they can join. This also means they’ll gain valuable social skills and perhaps even make a few new friends along the way. Personally, I find that low impact activities like golf work best for my own children, but don’t worry too much about buying them expensive Nike VR Pro Combo Irons just yet, a standard kids golfing set should do the trick.

Paper Round

If your child is above the legal age to take on a paper round and they’re interested in doing so, then you should try to encourage them by having a word with your local newsagent and seeing if they have any work going. This is a great activity because it means they’ll get lots of exercise and stay fit, whilst earning themselves some extra pocket money to spend on all those computer games when they retreat to their bedrooms. Just make sure you deliver the newspapers with them for the first couple of weeks because kids tend to have a lot of trouble reading directions and ensuring the right papers go to the right houses.

Setting Chores

Unfortunately, at this time of year most countries experience terrible weather that makes it cruel to send children outside all day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep them active around the home. Whilst cleaning the toilet and cooking the dinner should be left to adults, there’s no reason why some of the less dangerous tasks couldn’t be delegated to the little ones. Obviously, if they’re really not feeling this idea then you should forget about it, but if they’re willing to learn how the vacuum works or how to do the washing up, then I say go for it. They’ll have much less trouble in later life if they learn these skills now anyway.

So there you have it guys, I’m confident you’ll now have a much clearer idea about what you can do to ensure your children don’t pile on the pounds even more over the next few months.

Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. I also worry about my children not having enough exercise to keep them healthy. I allow my kids to walk, run and play with our pet dog so they would have a little exercise. It just is hard when living in the city, there's no clean park nearby that are child-friendly.