8 Simple Ways To Add More Exercise To Your Child’s Daily Routine

by , 10/18/12
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#1: Rise. Shine. Exercise

Sometimes the after school schedule can be a little hectic! When you consider all of the time spent on extracurricular activities, homework and family dinners – it leaves little time to squeeze exercise in. Instead, why not incorporate a little physical activity first thing in the morning? Getting your child up a few minutes earlier each day for a before breakfast bike ride, yoga session or a walk with mom or dad around the block is a great way to start the day! Not only will your child get a little exercise in the morning, it’s a great way to add in a little extra alone time with your kids.

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#2: It’s Not Exercise – It’s Fun Time

If your child doesn’t necessarily get excited by the word “exercise”, turn up the fun volume by calling it “fun time”. This simple act of focusing on the fun of the activity instead of the work involved can turn a frown upside down. If your child loves being outside, maybe hiking, biking, or walking should be your activity of choice. If you child loves being read to, consider a story time yoga class. If you child is an adventurer, sign up for a zip-lining, kayaking or canoeing classes.

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#3: Buddy Up

Just as it is for adults, exercising with a friend is more fun for children too. Find an exercise activity that both children will enjoy, then sign them up for classes together. Don’t have time to add another after school class to your routine? Arrange to split duty with the other parent and take the children to a local park everyday after school for a little exercise time! You can even schedule “exercise” playdates on the weekends and incorporate bike rides, ice skating classes or gymnastics!

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