Indoor Exercise For Kids
To make sure your family stays active when the cold and wet weather keeps them indoors, be creative and think of fun indoor exercises for kids. You don’t have to have a home gym or lots of space to exercise inside, children get most of their exercising from playing. Parents need to set an example to their kids on how to stay active. Show them how to have fun away from the TV and video games by having a dance off or playing hide n’ seek. Come up with new games together as a family.
Studies show that children who are active reap the following benefits compared to those who are less active:
- More Energy
- Strong Immune System
- Healthy Weight
- Stronger Muscles, Joint, and Bones
- Better Mood
- Better Sleep
Giving children at least an hour of active play will help their bodies get a better night’s sleep. Kids who exercise are generally less stressed and have a happier demeanor because of the endorphins that are released while exercising. It gives them more energy and benefits the body and brain’s metabolism. These effects help them stay more focused in school. Kids who participate in sports gain more confidence because they feel a sense of accomplishment. They will also have a lower risk of injury because their joints, muscles and bones strengthen through exercise.
One of the most important benefits is a stronger immune system. Staying active and a healthy weight through diet and exercise will gives kids less of a chance from getting diabetes, allergies, catching colds, and being prone to diseases. Showing your children how to stay healthy and active now sets the stage for the rest of their life!