Promoting physical exercise involves replacing sedentary time spent watching television and playing computer games with physical activities fun for adults and children. Adults should be role models promoting active lifestyles with opportunities for increased physical activity. All children, regardless of these agility level or overweight condition, take advantage of physical and psychological benefits of physical activity. Physicians and health specialists recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activities everyday. The 30-minute period may be accomplished in two 15-minute periods or three 10 minute periods each day.
Suggested indoor kids’activities during winter can be arranged at an area indoor swimming pool, a park recreation room, or in your living room childrens holiday camps. Activities range from children’s swimming lessons, skill toss, and blind man’s bluff. The less time spent in in sedentary mode, the higher health all will enjoy. Its a matter of planning and sticking to it to boost well-being and physical fitness.
Family games can be organized in easy with little preparation. An easy blindfold can transform a child into the Mayflower and the rest of the contestants “rocks” the ship must traverse to get at the shore. Exactly the same blindfold covers a contestant’s eyes as they try to pin a nose on a clown face or place a soccer through the finish zone uprights. Checkers, marbles, or bean bags flipped, tossed, or rolled in to a target may result in hours of fun for kids of all ages and skill levels. “Mother May I?” and “Green Light, Red Light” offer skill training in listening and performance, plus good sportsmanship.
Plan ahead with alternative activities to TV or video/computer games. Board games, target shooting, puzzles, and model building are better than sitting dazed in front of the tube. Limit TV and computer time with scheduled use. Look at TV guide rather than surfing channels. When a show is finished, turn fully off the TV, do not watch the next program unless it absolutely was planned.
Be active with the youngsters by showing them how to do an activity. Play together to create skill and endurance.
The simplest way to influence anyone, especially children, is by example. If you intend and encourage physical kids’activities, you and your loved ones will reap the rewards now and as time goes on with better health and well-being.