The great thing about kids is they are easy to please. They don’t need the perfect getup or the perfect ball to start playing and enjoying. All they need is a space and some motivation and they’re good to go.
I read somewhere that children who regularly engage in physical activities maintain a healthy weight, sleep better, and come to school more prepared among others. Now, if my children could attain even just the three, encouraging them to exercise is definitely worth it.
Now, how do we exactly encourage our kids to do physical activities? I can think of four:
First, set the example. Personally, setting an example is one of the most challenging parts of parenting. You can’t preach without doing the exact same thing. Well, you CAN actually, but the children would end up as casualties. Telling them to exercise while you spend the entire Saturday on the couch watching TV just won’t work. If you want them to appreciate a healthy lifestyle, then you’d better show them how.
More of this in the next post coming soon.