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One of the best thing parents can do for theirkidsis to get them into the habit
of exercising. Today many children aren't getting enough physical activity; but if
they regularly see you exercise and eating well, they're very likely to do the same.
If you want your kids to stay blooming fit and healthy for life, you need to show
them how to enjoy exercise. Family exerciseis fun and at the same time, helps you
bond with your children. Try out our family exercise ideas, and get the whole family
into shape in no time!
What Exercises are Fun to Do with Kids?
1. Circuit Fun
Gather a variety of items – jump ropes, hula loops, tennis balls etc – and use them
to set up 4 to 6 stations throughout your backyard or family room. At each station,
do a specific move for 30 seconds before moving on to the next station.
For example, at the first station, skip with a rope. Next station, dance. Play hopscotch,
frog hop, star jump, or juggle at station number 3, 4, 5 and 6. Repeat the circuit
until you get in a good 20 minutes of activity. Fun music in the background helps
your children stay motivated.
2. Pony Rides
Parents get down on all fours and have one of your kids ride on you. Then race across
the backyard as fast as you can. If your little rider takes a tumble, you must return
to the starting line and begin again. The first person to cross the finish line is
3. Hoola Hoops
Place 2 hoola hoops at one end of the yard and stand at the opposite end. Race across
the yard, step into the hoop and start twirling for 30 seconds. Then race back to
the starting point. Repeat 2 to 3 times.
Involve the wholefamilyin fun brisk walks in parks, around the neighborhood, to
the grocery store, etc. Pedometers for kids make exercise more fun since kids enjoy
keeping track of how far they walk.
5. Bike Riding
Another fun family exercise idea that's great for the cardiovascular system is biking.
It's good if you've bike trails in your neighborhood, so your family can cycle without
worrying about passing cars. Make sure that everyone wears a bicycle helmet.
Swimming is one of the best exercises that uses each and every part of the body.
However, remember to teach kids about water safety, and ensure that they're always
Besides swimming to keep your children active, wresting is another fun activity and
exercise that is great for family bonding. Wrestling exercises all your child’s muscles
as well as increases strength and flexibility. Use a bed or the floor with a rubber
mat, and start wrestling!
You and your kids can do all or any of these fun family exercise ideas together.
Or, just any activity that keeps your children moving and laughing. What matters
most is that your family is having a terrific time! Remember,kidsget bored easily,
so fun have to be their prime motivator.
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