The Telegraph reported this month that our children’s fitness levels are wiped out over the Summer Holidays where children are less active. You can read the full article here.
- Workout with your child. If your exercises are body weight or you are doing some CV there is no reason your children cannot do it too. Its a great way to bond and it shows parents leading by example
- Look at kids clubs. Martial arts, dance schools and activity centres regularly do extra activities inthe summer so ask your school or local classes what they are doing
- Restrict being indoors and playing consoles to only a short period of time a day and have them go outdoors, socialize and explore the world. Let you child be a child
- Have them do some housework or chores. Send them walking to the shops and carrying the shopping home
- Have them mow the lawn, as well as the exercise it gets them in the fresh air
- Play outdoor games in the garden. Football, basketball, Frisbee, anything that you can all enjoy together
Keeping our children active during the Summer Holidays