Getting your kids involved in fitness gives them healthy habits for life and helps set them up for an active lifestyle. Being active from an early age promotes a healthy weight throughout adolescence and adulthood and helps prevent diseases such as cancer and stroke.
Here are 4 ways to get your kids involved in your fitness.
Ever heard the phrase “more is caught than taught”? Your kids will naturally pick up the things they see you doing on a regular basis, without you saying a word about them. The best thing you can do to help your kids have an active lifestyle is to have one yourself. They will see you working out regularly and making fitness a part of your life and it will naturally become a part of theirs as well.
2. Enjoy the outdoors as a family
Doing activities together outdoors is a great way to spend quality time together and a great way for everyone to fit in some exercise. Make it a weeknight tradition to go for a family bike ride or walk around your neighborhood. On the weekends, you can explore new areas with a family hike, or try something new and go kayaking or swimming together.
3. Sneak exercise into daily activities
Dance party in the living room? Dust creatures need annihilation from the bedroom? These are simple ways to sneak exercise in with your kids while you’re living life. Turn household chores into a workout with a little creativity. Celebrate finished homework with a dance party. Use commercial breaks on TV shows to do as many push ups or sit ups as possible. Make fitness fun and your kids will want to participate.
4. Take them to the gym with you
While you workout, so can they! At Edge Kids, your kids will engage in active play and physical activity. They’ll be involved in a safe and exciting environment that promotes having fun, while being active and healthy. Learning about exercise from someone other than their parents helps support the groundwork you are laying.
Setting these early foundations will pay off now and in your children’s future. When you get your kids involved in fitness from a young age, you set them up for a healthier life. You’ll see the benefits to their health and mind now, and for years to come.