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By : Luke Douglas, 12-19-2017

Kids spend a lot of time sitting. They’re either at school, strapped to a car seat, or in front of the TV. That’s incredibly unhealthy. Kids need physical activity for the healthy development of their heart, lungs, muscles and motor skills.

You might ask yourself how you can get your child to be active when you personally struggle to find time for an hour at the gym. The answer is, as always – fun. You don’t have to go to the gym. Your kid doesn’t have to be signed up for soccer practice. You just need to get out with your little one and start having fun together!

Let’s take a look at the outdoor activities that are fun and good for both you and your kid.

Go for a Walk

Being active is important, but that doesn’t mean that you have to run like Usain Bolt all the time. Sometimes the simplest solution is the best. Walking was probably your favorite childhood activity even if you can’t remember it.

Wandering around with your parents or friends and conversing about many different things along the way probably influenced you in multiple ways. You’re probably the person you are because of those small, seemingly unimportant discussions that happened on a walk with your parent/s.
Do the same for your kids. Lace up your shoes and hit the road. It doesn’t matter where the road will take you; it’s important that you come home after a couple of hours feeling tired in an enjoyable way.

Dance

Kids love music. It gets them moving. And let’s be honest here, is there anything more adorable than watching your kid wiggling to their favorite tune? So, why not join them? Sure, you might not think you can dance, but that’s not an excuse. Your kid doesn’t know how to dance, and that’s not stopping them.
Play something that’ll get your hips moving and boogie! Dance, laugh and jump around. After half an hour both you and your kid will feel tired and awesome!

Skateboarding

Skateboarding is a great way to exercise with your kids


Skateboarding is a sport, a lifestyle, and a culture. It’s great for socialization and for developing balance and motor skills. Kids have been skateboarding for decades, and that comes as no surprise. Skateboarding is fun, but it’s also an efficient way to get around if you can’t drive.

You don’t have to do ollies or grind down rails in order to have fun, but, you might impress your kid with those skills, and that’s never a bad thing. But, that’s not why you should skate with your kid.

The benefits of skateboarding include:

  • It’s a full body workout – Every part of your body will be active when you’re on a skateboard. You’ll twist your body, you’ll use your arms to stay balanced, and you’ll use your legs and feet to skate in the direction you want.
  • It teaches precision – In order to nail a trick you have to be precise, otherwise, you’ll fall.
  • You will burn calories – The average person will burn 200-500 calories per hour while skating.

However, don't just step on any skateboard. Make sure it's quality and stable enough to support your daily tricks and exercises. So, be sure to research online and in stores to find that cool skateboard that will offer you safety and fun.

Chores

Chores can be fun if you do them as a family and turn them into a game. Pretend that dust bunnies are monsters and that all your kids’ toys have to be saved from them. Your little one will turn into a superhero with a broom in a matter of seconds! By doing this, you can finish your chores quickly and get your kids active at the same time.

Gardening

Gardening involves lots of effort, so team up with your kids. After all, kids are great at digging up dirt, aren’t they? Let them dig and let them help you plant new seeds. Teach them about the importance of veggies at the same time.

The most important thing to do for your kid is to be an active role model. If you present physical activity as something fun and enjoyable, your kids will too! It’s a great way to encourage them to prioritize their health as they grow up, and eventually have their own kids to exercise with. You’ll want to stay health too if you want to see those grandkids.

Looking for a local sports or exercise class to do with your kids? Try using EZBZ – the free concierge service.

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