There is no secrete that it is essential for children to obtain a lot of exercise each day. Some professionals state that children needs to be finding a at least a minimum of An hour of vigorous play daily. I would agree that should be the very least number. I remember the days when I would leave the house and play all day- (8 hours or even more.) Today is unique though and it is increasingly rare to find our kids off of the couch and from the video games and obtain them outside. This is one of the allies for that dramatic boost in childhood obesity. - Brandweerman Sam
So what exactly is the solution? Do we kick them away from home and tell them to not keep coming back till dinner? Probably not as I am aware I would not do that to my 6 and 7 yr old daughters based on the potential safety issues. Get them in an organized sport perhaps? Sure that is a good idea, but then there is a argument which our kids today are heavily scheduled in organized activities which both cost money and involves me carting them around everywhere. I do believe that organized activities are good for kids, but have children forgotten how you can head outdoors and play? Video games and Cable television are making it too simple for kids to just sit there and do nothing.
Here are some ideas that can help. Here are some active games your kids can begin to play. They are enjoyable, they could do them at home and they will get some good well need exercise along the way.
Game #1 Fitness Bingo This game is played the same as regular Bingo but exercises are added. First you should designate each letter within the word B.I.N.G.O. For example the letter "B" will =10 Lunges, "I" will=5 Push-ups and "N" will= a 20sec hamstring stretch. You obtain the idea. What happens is if when a BINGO number is called out and the player doesn't have the time on his or her board they have to do that designated exercise.
Game #2 Obstacle Course- This is a thing that may be done outside, inside or both. Simply create a challenging course and tell you it. It will probably be better to time this course to ascertain if they can improve with each attempt.
Game #3 Bowling Pin Relay- This can be a game that involves lots of running and some throwing skill also. Take one particular plastic toy bowling pins or some plastic cups will do the key. Place 5 or so back to back spread apart by about 3 feet. Next require a football or another ball and run up to some designated spot about 15 feet from the row of pins and try and knock one pin down at a time. After each throw attempt the thrower must collect ball and run all of it the way returning to a starting line some 25-35 feet behind the throw line. This is a good game for a bigger group but can use even just one player against the clock. - Brandweerman Sam