Sep 21, 2021, 7:42 PM
For the past two years, the children have been stuck at home. With all of the parks, pools, gardens and play areas closed due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic, they had nowhere to go.
A common complaint that all parents now have is that this has led to weight gain in their children.
We help you with some tips for getting your child involved in physical activity at home.
Instead of gadgets, give them sports equipment, bikes
As a parent, you might be tempted to give your child a brand new gadget if they ask for it.
Try to control this urge and provide him with sports equipment, jump ropes, running shoes, a bicycle, etc.
If you instill such habits from an early age, children will develop an interest in fitness.
In addition, you can also accompany your child on his bike rides.
Involve them in household chores, encourage them to play sports
On weekends or on days they are free, ask your kids to help with car cleaning, laundry, gardening, and more.
It will also help them feel a sense of accomplishment and increase communication between you and your child.
Ask them what sport they are interested in and encourage them to play it as they wish, regardless of their progress.
Talk to your child if they are overweight
Regular consumption of junk food, lack of physical exercise or genetic reasons can make children overweight.
Parents should speak with these children to explain how being overweight affects long term life.
There are many yoga tutorials that you can watch online. Watch these clips and videos together and do the exercises with your child.
Your presence will help keep them calm.
Compete with your child in swimming, cycling, other sports
Walk with your children to their schools / tutorials if they are open. Sometimes you can ask them to buy something from nearby stores and encourage them to walk the entire way.
Compete with them in swimming, cycling or other sports. It encourages them to improve.
Plan a vacation that involves hiking, walking, or splashing water. But, don’t do anything excessive.