Regardless of what age your child is some form of physical activity is more important than you can possibly imagine. Here are some of the things we do at home. They are hard enough that I feel I am getting some good exercise, but simple enough that the kids can mostly keep up.
- Planking: Put your elbows on the floor, raise up on the tips of your toes, and hold your back straight and your abs tight in a line. Hold that situation as long as you can. 30 seconds is quite great if your children can hold it that long.
- Squats: Put your feet shoulders’ width separated and do profound knee twists as though you are taking a seat on an undetectable box. Put your arms out.
- Push-ups: Keep your abs tight and you are back straight; you can do this with a straight or twisted knee.
- Crunches: Sit-ups, however not the distance from floor to knee. Simply twist your chest toward your knees.
- Lunges: Take a step. Touch your back knee to the floor, and make sure your front knee does not extend past the toes.
- Side leg raises: Keep your legs straight.
- Mountain Climber: Start in a push-up position, then alternate bringing one foot at a time forward toward your armpit and then extend it back out. It almost looks like a stationary bear crawl;
With all the video games, television, computers, etc., it’s no surprise children are becoming overweight and inactive. It is important to educate younger children about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.