Getting Your Kids Physically Active 4 Tips

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 25 October 2018, 12:42 Hrs
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Getting Your Kids Physically Active 4 Tips



Someone says “A lazy kid succeeds when he tries to do nothing”, is it true?



Well, technically, it is not true. Kids are always not at fault for being lazy; this only falls over parenting.



Parenting or raising a child has also never been easy, and these days we are facing a couple of more challenges: the increasing rate of weight problems in children and their inactive behaviour.



As these are relatively new challenges, even your grandparentsmight not have all the solutions-but we do! So, read on.



1. Give Children the Chance toBe Active



Spend some time to play with your young ones.



Five minutes here, ten minutes there definitely makes a big difference. Make sure to plan family walks whenever you can easily.



Although it may be inactive, watching ball games on tv with your kids and playing it with them are the most common and productive kids play that develop an interest in kids to play it physically in the backyard.



During watching the game on tv, when a commercial break comes on, try to play physically in the lounge for a short time in order tojust entice him for more after the show.



Try to be anactive leader, not a sedentary leader.



2. Get Your Kid's Friends Involved in Activity



Make sure you convince your kid to play the physical games or activities with his/her friends.



Make a couple of calls to the parents of your kid's friends to see if there's interest. After you have them playing, try to carpool with them, and take them out for a healthy treat once the activity is over.



3. Choose the Best Fun-Based Activities



In some cases, children are placed in a drastically wrong activity.



If your little one is timid or shy, aggressive sports activities such as soccer may not be suitable for him, or if the child isn't fast, running may not be the right activity.



Place your kid in an activity you know he'll be more comfortable with, and take into consideration his skills, size, personality and ambitions. Choose an activity in which he can experience some achievements. Talk to the child to find out exactly what activity intrigues him, and try to create the activity by keeping in mind his excitement.



As an additional advantage, you will find out new things that you would never have known about him.



4. Fun and Focus



For some children, when the focus of any activity becomes "being the best" or even succeeding all the time, much of the fun, and a great deal of the interest, are usually lost.



Try to find an activity which is rewarding to your kid, one with the proper leadership as a mentor, coach or teacher. Teach your little one always to give his/her best efforts, and to be proud of his/her achievements.



Educate them to try to be as best as they can be, and you as a father or mother compliment their efforts.



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