Wellness - Sports/Fitness | 3-12 yrs

Tips To Introduce Physical Exercise To Children


John F. Kennedy once said, “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” A child that is physically active is known to grow up as a healthy, confident and successful adult.

But, in today’s technology-driven world, the Internet, TV, video games and smartphones have become such an integral part of a child’s life, that physical exercise has been totally neglected. In this scenario, how do parents introduce their children to the benefits of physical exercise?

According to an article titled Physical Activity Tips for Children published in healthyfamiliesbc.ca. in 2013, there are various ways to add a little bit of activity in your child’s daily life. These include:

  • doing body wake-up exercises such as mild push-ups, sit-ups and stretches
  • ensuring your child gets dropped a few blocks from school to make him walk the rest of the distance
  • encouraging to stay back at school after class hours to play some games and taking him for an evening walk

Apart from these methods, parents can also discuss with their kids the health benefits that exercise can provide to their body, try to designate a set time for exercise and turn exercise into a fun challenge for children.

Fun-filled activities such as riding, swimming, hiking and boat-rowing are some good ways to encourage children to take up physical exercise. says wikihow.com. 

Flip through the pages of this ClipBook to know the 10 best tips that can help you in introducing physical exercise to children,.


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