Being active is just as important for the kids as it is for adults. Not only does it improve their mental and physical health, but it also improves their overall wellbeing and development. However, we know it’s easier said than done, because kids are likely to do only what they enjoy. So, it’s time to get creative. Here are some ways to get the kids excited about exercise.
1. Do something fun as a family
- Play touchers or ball games
- Create an obstacle course
- Jump on the trampoline
- Do a fun, bootcamp session at home
- Put on your favourite tunes and have a dance party
2. Introduce healthy competition
Everyone likes a challenge, right? And why not get rewarded for being active. Give a prize to the child who managed to jump rope the longest or to the child who ran faster than the others. Visit the Multiply online shop for some great prize ideas; you can even award the winner with a pair of Volkano headsets or speakers.
3. Lead by example
The whole family can benefit from exercise, so set aside time to exercise as often as you can and include everyone. If you’re following a fitness video online, let the kids join the session with you. If you’re walking, take them with you. Go and explore with a hike on a Saturday morning.
4. Make it a habit
Try to incorporate exercise and activity into your daily lives. Go and explore with a hike on a Saturday morning or go for a walk each afternoon when you get home from work. Consistency is key.
Multiply Premier members get rewarded for a healthy and active lifestyle. If you walk 10 000 steps in a day or burn 300 calories in one session, you’ll earn Active Dayz™. One active day means you earn one point. The more points you earn, the higher your status and the greater your rewards.
You may also want to read this post on the benefits of an active lifestyle.