More and more children are suffering from inactivity, unhealthy diets, and a general lack of familiarity with outdoor games such as basketball, hiking, swimming, running, and so on. Let’s look at some tips for keeping your kids active and physically fit.
1.If your goal is to keep your kids active and physically fit, a key place to start is diet. Diet, health experts are saying, is an important part of the battle, perhaps even the most important part. People are finding that they lose weight, increase their energy levels, and improve their overall outlook just by cutting back on bad foods and adding good ones. Bad foods in this case are processed, greasy foods, while good foods are natural foods such as fruits and vegetables and grains and small, lean cuts of meat.
2.Therefore, the first step in keeping your kids active and physically fit is to buy and prepare more healthy foods. Buy, for example, a juicer, and make your kids’ orange juice and so forth from real oranges rather than buying the ultra sugary stuff at the grocery store. Make sure they have a serving of fruits and vegetables at every meal. Cereals such as raisin bran make a healthy as well as delicious breakfast.
3.It’s important, however, that you involve your kids in these decisions. You might earn their respect a little more by striving to be more physically fit yourself! That is, you could join your kids in the process of being active and physically fit; you could set goals together, and earn rewards together; you could make getting being active and physically fit a family goal and a fun experience for everyone. You could plan meals together; you could grocery shop together. It’s important that your kids see being active and physically fit not as a chore but as an opportunity for a better, happier, safer life.
1.When attempting to keep your kids active and physically fit, get involved in more ways than simply preparing healthier foods. It is just common sense that you’ll want to make the foods as delicious and exciting as possible; and the same should apply to your kids’ exercise. “Exercise” is maybe an ugly word in this context. “Exercise,” for children, is something that old, out of shape grownups do—children think of their own active life as another form of playing. Therefore, as you attempt to get them up off the couch and away from their video games and out into the healthy sunlight, try to do it in such away that it doesn’t feel like a punishment or a stricture on their lives.
2.This seems like a hard thing to do. Again, you’ll want to be personally involved—you’ll want to get out and get active with your kids. Plan hikes in the mountains, trips to the zoo, make an investment in a backyard swimming pool or a small basketball court. Also, you can help to keep your kids active and physically fit by personalizing your approach to your kids’ interests and hobbies. If you’ve got a son, for example, who’s interested in insects, go with him into the hills and bring an insect book and go on a hunt. If you’ve got a daughter who’s interested in soccer, sign her up for a local team and then encourage her for all you’re worth.
3.Keeping kids active and physically fit, then, is a matter of parents joining with their children in fun, healthy activities, including the choosing, purchasing, and preparation of healthy food, and visiting places of recreation and fitness. Keeping kids active and physically fit is a family affair, something that everyone can do together.