Exercise and physical activities are the essential parts of a child’s growth and development. Following a daily exercise routine at a very young age can keep the child fit and active.
Exercises benefit the child in several ways: helps build up stronger muscles and bones, keeps away from health problems, increases self-confidence, and self-esteem, maintains a steady mood, and gives better sleep.
According to the researchers, to stay fit, a child ought to do at least thirty minutes of exercises/physical activities along with an additional sixty minutes of playtime a day.
So, as a parent, try to be a role model for your child to involve in a daily exercise routine. This makes you and your child stay fit, feel good, and enjoy together.
On the other hand, there are children who show lack of interest involving in an exercise routine. So, being a parent, it is a good idea to determine what is making your children to stay away from involving in daily exercise routine.
Tips to encourage your child to involve in daily exercise routine!
Here are a few tips to get your child involved in exercises:
Limit activities: Children often consider playing games and watching television more interesting over practicing exercises. So, as a parent, set some rules about the activities that your child should perform each day—watching television, playing games/ video games, doing exercises etc.
Encourage to maintain a healthy lifestyle: Allow your child to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a well-balanced nutritious diet and regular physical activities. Involving the child in physical activities every day allows the child to keep up good health and also encourage doing exercises.
Getting your child involved in daily exercise routine helps increase the possibility of being a healthier adult. So, explain your child the importance of exercises and its role in maintaining a healthy life.
Raise self confidence: As a parent, support your child in doing exercises of their interest. This helps the children realize that they are achieving better and better at their desired exercise and also feel a sense of accomplishment.
Allowing the children to choose a daily exercise routine can give a chance to raise self-confidence and self-esteem and gain a more positive view about them.
Deal with difficulty: Everybody makes mistakes. Mistakes happen. So, as a parent, teach your child how to perform certain exercise and allow the child to perform it. While your child is performing the exercise, observe the steps carefully and notice the mistakes that your child is making in working out the exercise.
Instead of leaving the mistakes away, explain them and encourage your child to do even better. Also, teach your child how to deal with difficulty and errors. This helps your child reduce doing mistakes and making bad selection.
Have fun: As positive attitude plays an important role in raising a human being into a happy and healthier person, try to encourage your children to consider exercise as a fun activity rather than a daily routine. Being a parent, make your child feel exercise to be fun even while learning and practicing.