Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Motivating Our Young Ones to Stay Active

by omkar (follow)
Omkar
As a parent, most of us would already realize and understand the importance of keeping our young ones active and motivating them to take up various physical activities. These activities not only keep the kids engaged but would help build a strong foundation for the child’s healthy growth and overall development.



There is a strong influence of the physical exercise on their mental wellbeing. As per one of the research reports which I read, one in every four Australian children is obese and run the risk of suffering from Type 2 diabetes due to their weight.

There are a variety of benefits which a child derives from being active. Active kids maintain a good body posture and have their weight under control. They also have stronger bones and muscle development and are more likely to be confident in their social interactions.

In today’s time, especially with families where both the parents are working, it is a constant challenge for the parents to devote quality time and contribute to their kids’ physical activities.
Here are a few ways to engage with your young ones and help them develop a healthy habit at an early age-

Introduce them to an outdoor sport- The kids today, on an average, play only just half as much as we did during our childhood, if not even lesser. They prefer to stay indoors and are more inclined to play on their play-station or watch the television. It is important to get the kids to engage in an outdoor sport, not just to get them away from their gadgets but also to enable them to get some good physical exercise.



Add an element of fun- Rather than having a monotonous schedule, it is advisable to alternate the activities and make it more fun for the kids. There are a variety of activities to choose from – such as swimming, skating, biking or running.



Make it a habit- Whatever be the activity, it is ideal that we ear-mark a specific amount of time in their daily routine. Once the kids develop the habit of undertaking a physical activity on a regular basis, their internal resistance would go up and they would be less likely to fall sick.

Reward them- Remember to keep rewarding the kids at regular intervals, as motivation shall definitely play an important role to keep them going.

Optimise the weekends- The weekends are an important time to spend quality time with the kids. Activities such as surfing, cycling, rowing etc may be undertaken where the family can get the workout done along with the fun. The kids would be influenced and encouraged by our participation.



Remember, a healthy mind resides in a healthy body. We need to channelize the natural energy that is already present in our kids. Once we sow these seeds at their young age, and motivate them to continue it, we can be certain that it would have a definite positive impact on the overall progress of our young ones.
I like this Article - 2
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
ID: 36912
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
6688 views
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
8468 views
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
2854 views
Let’s be honest; everything you could ever need to know can be found on the internet
1351 views
Are you a new parent looking to purchase a proper family car? The answer to your worries is getting ...
108 views
Let me begin by pressing rewind and explain how our bed time battles began
537 views
**IT: The Investment for Future Family Owned Business Success
53 views
There is nothing more likely to catapult an issue of child development or behaviour techniques int...
87 views
Now that this school term is well underway, many of our calls in the last few weeks have been ...
109 views
Categories
Parenting (148)
Play (86)
Tips (45)
Eating (31)
Travel (27)
Safety (21)
Sleep (11)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version