7 ways to get kids to exercise for a healthy lifestyle
7 WAYS TO GET KIDS TO EXERCISE
By: Alex Cordier | On: December 8, 2017
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Convincing kids to exercise can be one of the hardest tasks on the
modern parent’s agenda. With today’s proliferation of technology
regularly tempting children away from the sports- eld and onto
the couch, those 60 minutes of push-play a day have never been
harder to enforce. After reading the up-to-date tips below, though,
you’ll be armed with a bevy of ways to get kids exercising.
Wondering how to get kids to exercise? Keep reading to nd out.
When it comes to how to promote physical activity in schools, we
all know that our best teachers came up with creative activities
that totally distracted us from the exercise being done. From tug-
a-rope to the playground, tag to swimming, there’s multitudes of
fun to be had if you think outside the box a little. There are also
lots of school programs that one can explore and try!
Remind them that it’s what the
cool kids do
One of the best ways to motivate kids to be active is by reminding
them just how common it is to join a group sport, or to take part in
a class-based exercise. Whether baseball or hockey, ballet or
judo, one of your kid’s friends is bound to be doing it – and often,
that simple fact will be motivation enough.
Make your home into a space
Activity doesn’t just have to be done outside, or in purpose-built
spaces – it can take place within the walls of your family home,
too (especially when winter takes outside exercise out of the
equation). There are many ways to keep your kids active indoors,
including repurposing a spare room into a gym, purchasing
activity-based technology like a Wii, or getting your hands on a
family tness video that you can all have a good old dance to.
Implement a rewards system
It’s never a great idea to promise your kid a bag of lollies after they
complete a lap around the block, but other rewards of a slightly-
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healthier nature – like extra pocket money or their choice of a
dinner meal – can work a treat in sustaining exercise habits.
Tie activity in with the to-and-
On the back of the previous point, you might consider telling your
kids that in exchange for their walking or biking to school, you’ll
organise a regular movie night for the weekend. That way, you
gain some extra time in the morning, as well – it’s a win-win!
Sometimes kids are object-based exercisers and need something
physical to base their activity around. By buying a resource like
a trampoline for your backyard, your kids will be moving before
you know it.
Get started early
The best thing that you can do to encourage kids to exercise is to
normalize it in the family environment. If you don’t exercise on a
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regular basis, how can you expect your child to want to? Making a
habit of family exercise, such as hikes, active summer holidays,
and sport-watching will a ord your kids a positive attitude towards
exercise for life. Here are 7 great ways on how to get kids to
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These are great tips! Planning our meals has
been particularly effective for my family.
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