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Indoor Exercise for Kids

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Think up creative games like foot volleyball.

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.

The Benefits

Studies show that children who are active reap the following benefits compared to those who are less active:

  • More Energy
  • Confidence
  • 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!

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  1. Toni @Runninglovingliving says:

    Great post! Kids need activity and we need teach them how to stay healthy and active.

  2. I love the balloon game! We will be trying that next rainy, cold, or just stir crazy day in the house

  3. That game looks fun! I try as much as I can to walk outside with my son to get him some sun and daily exercise.

  4. Heck that balloon game looks fun for my husband and I. I agree kids (and adults) do not get enough exercise!

  5. My kids desperately need exercise every single day! I need to instill some of these indoor activities for my kids. especially for rainy days and when the snows come and shut us inside.

  6. Kristyn says:

    foot volleyball sounds like a ton of fun for the kiddos!

  7. This looks like fun. The girls love balloons and we always have fun. Thank you for sharing…

  8. Krissy says:

    We play keep away with a balloon or small ball a lot at our house – lol – all the kids (and the grown ups for that matter) end up sweating it out! That’s our favorite exercise indoors!

  9. I’m so glad the weather has cooled off so my kids can go out again. I think it is easy to forget the benifits sometimes.

  10. Jenna Wood says:

    I often find it challenging to find active games for rainy days, thanks for the great tips. We use balloons as indoor balls a lot….

  11. Very true! Kids do what they see!

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