As parents, our pursuit towards fitness and physical wellbeing is always limitless! Needless to say, we are also on the lookout for classes, training sessions and other developmental centres which will enhance our children in every way! Now that the need for child development is much emphasised, the outlook towards child-centric lifestyle is on the rise. In this blog, we are going to discuss child-friendly exercises that you and your children can do without burning a hole in your pocket.
What are the child-friendly exercises for every parent and their offspring’s that they can do on a daily basis?
Compared to adults, children tend to love long walks. This is because their legs are long and slender, their heart is agile and active and their body is ever fresh and cooperative. So, make it a point to take your children for a 40- 60-minute walk which will make them feel refreshed every day.
How walking benefits children and adults?
|· It makes them active all day long||· It increases their stamina|
|· It makes them feel refreshed||· It makes them get fresh air|
|· It gives a newlook||· It makes them feel agile|
|· It acts a weight controlling mechanism||· It increases immunity|
|· It helps control blood pressure and heart risks||· It helps in burning calories|
Wasn’t that an interesting fact about walking?
Children between the ages of 7-13 love to do endless skipping! If possible, introduce them to this lovely exercise even as early as possible. Skipping can be either done as a game or as an exercise. The more and more they do, the more fit and active they become! So, if possible, you can also join them and motivate them.
Why children and adults should do skipping?
|· It helps in balancingmental and physical stress||· It increases mobility levels|
|· It helps in controlling health risks||· It makes them ready for sports|
|· It acts as an anti-ageing factor||· It gives themthe athletic body|
|· It controls body weight||· It prepares them mentally and physically|
One exercise that is child-friendly and at the same time beneficial for the children would be cycling. Normally, kids of all age groups will love to do cycling. Unlike exercises and physical activities, cycling is a less painful physical activity which gets all the parts of the body going and making it work in favour of our body and mind requirements.
Why cycling is a must in our daily life?
|· It helps in positivity||· It makes them fit as the fiddle|
|· It helps in body balance||· It makes energetic|
|· It aids in hand and body coordination||· It gives them confidence|
|· Itcontrols mind wavering||· It prepares them in every way possible|
There is a common ideology that, Surya Namaskar is meant only for adults. However, in reality, even young children can do this and get benefited from this. As the very name indicates, Surya Namaskar helps in blood circulation and increases overall body agility and mobility in every way possible.
Why everyone should do Surya Namaskar?
- It is the simplest form of yoga which introduces us to the world of fitness in simple ways
- Right from hand and leg coordination, to that of eye and body movements, everything gets integrated in one simple mechanism
- It gives the body the much needed Vitamin- D without costing us anything?
- Doing Surya Namaskar prepares one for a busy and active day
- Surya Namaskar is one such exercise which can be done by all age groups.
Besides the above-mentioned exercises, you can also train your children to do
1. Breathing Exercise
2. Eye rotation techniques
3. Hand and legs exercise, which can make feel physically and mentally fit.