Hello, moms! Today we would like to talk about your kids. Many people face a number of health problems because of a sedentary lifestyle. Unfortunately, this problem can affect your kids too. “Children who stand up or move around during bouts of sedentary time tend to be healthier than those who sit still for longer periods,” claims a study published in the journal PLoS One by Travis Saunders, Ph.D.
A sedentary lifestyle can lead your kids to the development of weight related issues such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. To avoid these health problems, your kids should lead an active lifestyle. What’s more, when they are motivated to be active at a young age, then they will maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid health issues associated with sedentary lifestyles.
As a mom, you have to teach your kid to be active from early childhood. Your kid’s health is more important than anything else! So, we have prepared useful tips that will help you motivate kids to be active. Let’s check them out!
#1. You should limit screen time
We live in an age of gadgets and screens. People can not imagine their lives without TV, cell phones, computers, tablets and more. This means that most of our time is spent in a sitting position. So, you have to limit your kids from these devices to avoid health issues. Pediatricians recommend that children should be limited to just two hours of TV a day.
#2. Spend time with your kid outdoors
Fresh air and activity is all that is necessary for children’s health. You know what your kid likes, so you can easily come up with something interesting for him. What’s more, there are many physical activities that kids can try when playing outside.
#3. You should encourage them to play with friends
When your child plays by himself, he may be bored, and he may lose interest, which will lead him to a sedentary activity. To avoid a sedentary lifestyle, you should encourage your kid to play with friends. Let them go together to the park or to the playground.
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#4. Age appropriate activities
We recommend you offer activities and games that are age appropriate for your children. Choose games and activities that your kids like and have fun. Don’t make playtime boring for them.
#5. You should promote other types of games and activities
You must develop your child physically as well as mentally. In fact, the promotion of mental activity is just as important as 60 minutes of physical activity. So, try to choose games and activities that will mentally stimulate your kids. For example, board games, coloring, or finger painting.
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