Exercise will help your kids develop healthy habits, it will give them confidence, and if you do it together it helps build your relationship with them!
There are so many overweight children in our nation. This leads to low confidence, poor choices, low self esteem, and health problems.
I use exercise in a variety of ways in my home:
We do yoga DVD's together.
We go on run/walks together.
We do circuit training together where we play follow the leader with an interval timer.
We also do the wii Just Dance video game together which really gets us sweating!
My kids also love to put on the boxing gloves and punch and kick away!!
My kids will run laps in our cul de sac to earn video game time.
I also let my kids choose exercise consequences for each other when they are disrespectful to each other. Burpees and push ups are usually the number one choices.
We have had so much fun together with exercise, that my four yr old cries when he can't go on a run with me. LOL Develop an environment in your home where exercise becomes a habit and teach them why it is important to maintain good health. My kids have their own playlist that we blast as we workout together as well! Add family exercise to your routine, you will never regret it. Small Changes lead to Big Results!