During the summer, kids can easily get exercise, as running around outside, going swimming, or playing outdoor sports is likely a part of their daily routine.
As the weather gets colder, however, it can become harder to find ways for your children to get in some much-needed physical activity.
Regular exercise helps facilitate children’s physical and mental development while also helping lower their blood pressure, reduce their risk of diabetes, and improve their self-esteem.
As such, it’s important not to let your kids turn into couch potatoes just because Jack Frost came out to play. We provide just some of the many different types of indoor exercises to do with your kids.
Jump roping is a fun activity that you can do just about anywhere—all you need is some rope. Jump roping offers a fantastic aerobic workout that helps children stay fit, increases bone density, and boosts their coordination skills.
After they have the basics of jump roping down, have them challenge their coordination skills by trying out different tricks such as cross jumps, scissor jumps, swing skips, and partner jumping.
While they complete an indoor obstacle course, your child will have so much fun that they won’t even realize they’re improving their strength, balance, memory, coordination, and motor planning skills.
Setting up an indoor obstacle course doesn’t have to be complicated. You can easily put together an entertaining course with common household items. For example, you could have your kids do simple actives such as crawl under chairs, toss a ball into a basket, or jump over a pillow.
There are numerous benefits to teaching your kids yoga. In addition to helping them improve their coordination, flexibility, and balance, practicing yoga can also help improve their mental and social development.
Yoga has been linked to increased confidence, reduced stress, and improved concentration in children.
Kids love a good dance party. The next time you need a way for them to get some exercise without venturing out into the cold, simply turn on some tunes.
Dancing can help improve children’s muscular strength, endurance, coordination, agility, and flexibility. For an added element of fun, you could also play a game of freeze dance, or try to teach them a dance routine using a YouTube tutorial.