Monday, February 6, 2012

Health and fun activities for children

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza at 11:33 AM
Health and fun activities for children

Parents these days are highly concerned about the problem of increasing obesity among young children. With the sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits, weight gain is becoming a worrying concern for the parents of young children and adolescents. An unhealthy early start to life is the last thing you need in your child’s life. But going to the gym and other fitness regimes are not all that attractive and often fail to engage the child’s interest for long.



One of the best ways parents, caregivers and teachers can prompt children to compete in fitness activities and grasp a healthy lifestyle is by striving toward adopting a similar lifestyle that promotes and values physical activity. Children who observe healthy lifestyles in their parents and role models have a better chance of adopting similar habits, highlighting the vital role parents play in influencing the fitness levels and physical activity of children.



One way to get your child out there and moving and to get them in good shape is to make then join dance work out classes.

Dance has evolved now to become one of the best cardiovascular exercises which yields great results and at the same time is interesting for the kids. The dance camps these days are not only cardio dance workouts, but total body cardio. By using fun and easy, low impact athletic exercise moves, they help you burn fat and stay fit. Every part of your body undergoes movement, giving you the perfect cardiovascular workout. A good dance class where the focus is on fitness includes in its programs the movement of all the 650 muscles of the body. With exercises focused on weight loss, these will result in an increased heart rate and keep it that way throughout the session. Even the leanest of the athletes use dance movements in order to lose weight. Again your child can join swimming classes also to make his or her body in shape. As kids enjoy playing in waters in summers and also swimming is the best exercise for whole body muscles.

Kids love to play outdoors and we love to see them have fun, right? But playing the same outdoor game again and again can be boring to your kids so you have to be a little creative. There are several outdoor fun activities which you enjoy playing with your kids. Nothing can be more fun than to watch your toddler go through your homemade obstacle course. This is surely one of those activities for kids that can make you laugh. And I’m sure your little one will enjoy crawling through a big box, walking along a rope, and stepping onto old clothes. Another one of those fun activities for kids is strolling. Instead of driving to a mini-store to get some bread or milk, why not stroll with your kids? What makes this activity even better for kids is when you act as spies as you walk. Check out the leaves, the local cats, and the snails as you go. These are some of the outdoor fun activities which your kids enjoy a lot and this activity will help him making his body in shape and fit too. In fact a healthy lifestyle among youth, children who participate in sports, physical activities and other types of fitness positively affects the social lives of participants, offering a socially acceptable activity and associated peers.

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