It’s that time of the year again!
It’s the holidays and health is at the back of all of our minds to say the least. While it is at the back of our minds we probably talk about it more now than at any other time of the year. While it’s fine to lie to everyone about yourself when you say your watching your weight, our kids kids really don’t care.
The cold weather and time off school makes it so much harder for your children to stay active. We all wish we had the energy they have to burn, but because we don’t there is no way we can figure out how they should be using it.
So what should you do to make sure your kids stay active?
- Find something for them to do indoors
- Take them to a bounce house
- Take them to the mall with you
The last suggestion is probably my favorite because you can do it without having to go out of your way. When you have to run to the store, take the little ones with you. Move quickly and make them keep up with you. Remember that every step you make is three for them. All of this will add up.
Let their friends keep them healthy
There is no better way to get your kid excited than to have other kids around. It’s like they feed off of each other. There is basically two ways you can achieve this and it depends on how tired you are.
1. Invite them to your house for a sleepover – if you’re feeling froggy!
2. Let them go to one of their friend’s house for a sleepover.
Kids will naturally stay active when they are around their friends, it’s the excitement. This is a plus for you because you are making sure they don’t sit around and play video games while they are out of school.
Encourage your children to exercise
The Internet is a great place to help find ways for your children to exercise. If they are young enough, you joining in a couple of times will usually be enough encouragement for them to enjoy the exercising.
You can find some good videos for them to exercise along with on Youtube.
This is a great way to get children interested in exercising. They love to play and sing along and you can get in the mix too. If your child is a little older challenge them to their favorite sport. Competition is good for children, just remember to keep it fun.
Football is a great sport for the holidays and your children. Whether they’re a boy or girl, they all love to get outside and play with the family. Plus it’s a cold-weather game so it all works out.
Exercising is probably the most crucial thing to maintain your children’s health. While it is very important to make sure your children are eating healthy, keeping them active will counter-act all of those extra calories from the delicious holiday meals.