10 Types of Exercise for Kids

10 Types of Exercise for Kids

Courtesy of Lifehack.org

I think you’ll agree with me when I say that technology use today for kids is out of control. We see kids everywhere glued to a screen.

For parents, it’s not hard to see the appeal. After all, nothing brings a sense of calm and peace faster than letting kids use technology. But the downsides of technology are many. We have out of control rates of childhood obesity, diabetes, ADHD and more.

The solution seems obvious. We need to get our kids off screens and engaging in physical activity.

In this post we’ll explore the best exercise for kids. More importantly, we’ll look at the ones they will actually love and want to do again and again.

10 Best exercises for kids

Here are the 10 very best exercises for kids they will actually want to do all on their own:

1. Glow in the dark hula hoop

2. Tug of war

3. Martial arts

4. Rock climbing

5. Swimming

6. Tennis

7. Gymnastics

8. Soccer

9. Wrestling

10. Parkour

So we know that screens and technology are an integral part of today’s society. Screens are naturally a much bigger part of children’s worlds than any generation before. But we don’t have to throw our hands up in defeat.

As with much of life, we just need balance. The benefits to limiting screen time are numerous.[4]So finding an exercise for kids that gets them off the couch but also stimulates their minds is crucial.

You may need to try several of these to find the one(s) that really resonate with your kids. Once you find the right one, your kids will be begging to do it again and again. And you just might find their interest in screen time takes a back seat.

 

 

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