Incorporating Kids into Your Exercise Routine
...without going out of your mind.
If you've got young kids, you may find it challenging to set an
and stick to it. You can't leave the house without them and if you don't have
a sitter to watch your kids or you try
home, then they run underfoot, begging for your attention.
If this sounds like you, you need some ideas on how to incorporate your kids
into your daily
exercises - rain or shine. After all, what better way is there to spend
time with your children than teaching them the importance of good health?
On the Outside
When the weather permits, there are great ways to
your kids outdoors. The most convenient might be to take a walk or run
outside. For parents with toddlers, grab the stroller and head around the
block a few times. Some strollers are made for running and kids love to feel
the breeze and see the scenery fly by. If you have an infant, they usually
love to be outdoors snuggling close in a baby carrier, while you go walking or
hiking on a nearby trail.
Another great outdoor activity to do together is bike riding. This is
something you can do with young or old kids. With young children, a wonderful
piece of equipment for any family is a bike trailer. You can ride your bike at
any speed and your children sit in the trailer enjoying the breeze. If your
kids are old enough, you can each ride your own bike, developing your child's
confidence and well-being at the same time.
Some of the best exercise is child's play!
During the hot summer months, if you have access to a swimming pool, take
advantage! Water gives you a great chance for
Swimming is one of the best
all shapes and sizes. If you don't like to swim around, just chasing your kids
around the water or walking in shallow water are better than nothing.
If you have older kids, take a trip to the neighborhood park for a game of
basketball or tennis. Or get a group of kids and parents together and play a
round or two of soccer or football. Besides being great
opportunities for everyone, these create great memories and bonding
experiences for everyone involved.
Keep It In
When the weather is hot or cold or rainy, you shouldn't count
Instead, either get to the
gym for some
complimentary babysitting while you get your own workout time or try the
following at home:
Dancing. One thing both kids and parents enjoy together is
dancing. Turn up your favorite dance tunes and get moving! Enjoy yourself and
let loose, and don't worry about looking silly, because no one is watching! If
you can't really dance, then just do some repetitive aerobic moves in sync to
Lifting. If you have toddlers, a great strength-building
lifting. Lift your child up in the air as many times as you can. They love it
and your body says "Thank you" with each lift. Then get on your back on the
floor and place your child on your legs and lift your legs as high as you can.
Repeat these moves a few times and you'll start to feel the burn.
Watching. These days you can buy workout videos for you and
your kids to do together. What kid doesn't like watching a movie? Now you can
get them off the sofa and start moving to the workout together.
Playing. An entertaining new
all ages is using the wii video games to get moving. With the wii system, you
can play all kinds of sports, from tennis to baseball to bowling, in the
comfort of your living room.
With these indoor and outdoor
ideas, your kids are no longer a good excuse to not work out. Now that your
excuses are gone, how will you get fit?
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