Making Future Generations Fit And Healthy
Kids are the future generation and parents are recommended to take some steps to improve the fitness in children.
When we see the title, most of us get confused whether kids need fitness? Yes, of course, like adults, they also need fitness. But, as most of us think they need not have a separate exercise regimen like that of adults because kids are always active and they play around with their friends, they run, walk and perspire a lot when they play.
But, some kids do not like sporting activities and nowadays, many children fall under this category because they are mostly attached to their computer screens or television screens, playing video games. It is the responsibility of parents not to allow their child to engage in this type of play, rather they should encourage the child to go out and play for at least an hour a day.
Before getting into the tips for making kids fit, it is important for parents to understand why their son does not like sporting activities.
Reasons why some kids do not love sports:
Child psychologists point out the following reasons as to why some children are not attractive towards sporting activities:
Fear of failing
Feeling of self-consciousness
Selection of a wrong sport
It is important for parents to identify, which of the above-mentioned reasons make their son not to engage in sporting activities, such that they can work towards finding the appropriate remedy. Once a mom or dad understands the problem with their child, they can help him to improve skills like language skills, creativity, problem solving abilities, organizational skills and social skills. When these skills improve, the child will get out of the shy of playing outside. These skills will improve the mental state of the child to a great extent.
Parents can motivate their child to do the following exercises, which will automatically improve his/her fitness, if he is hesitant about going out and playing with fellow friends:
The child can be motivated to do skipping both in a single place and by moving. Each can be done for 30 seconds and the same can be repeated for about 5-10 times. Skipping is a workout that can help in improving, strength, rhythm and coordination.
Hops:Hops can also be performed both in a single place and by moving. In place hopping can be done for 15 seconds on each leg and the child can be allowed to take rest for 30 seconds. The same can be repeated for about 5-10 times. For an added challenge, hopping backwards can be practiced.
This can be done in a single place for about 10 times and in the middle it is better to take 30 seconds of rest. This action can be repeated for 5-6 times.
Hop scotch, card catch and tennis ball bounce pass are other exercises that can keep your child motivated towards fitness. The more fit your child becomes at this age there will automatically be improved chances of better health in the future.