Sunday, December 12, 2010

Winter Activities for Children to Keep Them Healthy


With childhood obesity becoming a problem, more and more parents are on the look out for things to do with their children to get them off the couch and doing something constructive. Some of you might find it a bit hard to do during the winter months, but we have found winter fitness activities for kids.

There is nothing wrong with getting them outside. There are tons of things that you and your kids can do in the snow so as to work some muscles and get some exercise in. One of those things is that you guys can build forts and have a snowball fight. Not only is it fun, but it's a game that causes the heart to speed up and so forth.

There are some winter sports that go on as well that you can be a part of. Many times, there are places that have basketball indoors so kids have something to do during the winter months. Some sports centers have indoor soccer with teams that kids can join.

Sledding is another thing that you can do. The whole family can enjoy it. The bigger the hills to climb, the more exercise you and the whole family get when you climb back up to slide back down again. Sometimes the simple winter things that we love doing, we don't even stop to think about the physical fitness that is involved.

The wii system is one last thing that can bring your family some fun. Unlike other video games, this one makes you actually do the actions so that you are getting somewhat of a workout. If you don't want to bring children out in the cold, then this is one option for keeping your children healthy.
Check out: http://www.fitnessandkids.com/wii_sports_bundle.html

18 Comments:

At 12:08 AM, Blogger Veronica Lee said...

Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.

Have a nice day!

 
At 5:31 AM, Blogger Megan Merchant said...

Thanks for the post, always great to have fitness ideas for kids when it's so cold.
Here are some outdoor ideas as well:
http://meganmerchantsblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/snow-day-try-these-4-outside-goodies.html
Keep up the great posts!

 
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At 7:22 PM, Anonymous canadian mum said...

Great blog. It gives me an idea how to keep my child keeps active this coming winter season.

 
At 10:14 PM, Anonymous fitness for kids said...

Sometimes I just can’t control my playful kids that are just too active. They’ll climb your stairs, use your couch like a trampoline, and even use your poor white walls as their art canvas. Being playful is a normal stage in a kid’s life as it helps stimulate their creativeness and arouse their skills.

 
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My son and I use the Wii fit and the Kinect for XBOX all the time. We have a blast playing with them and get a good exercise in.

 
At 9:05 PM, Anonymous la mom said...

Kids will always be a kid.

 
At 10:40 PM, Anonymous la youngster said...

Interesting article about how can we make our child stay active and healthy despite of the cold weather outside. I'm sure lots of mommies out there are so glad to read your blog here.

 
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Hi,

I think you had chosen good topic to blogging.

Today's rush life, parents have no time to care for their children. winter is coming and every parents must know about that how to keep their children healthy and how to prevent their children from child obesity.

 
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At 9:36 AM, Anonymous Jumping Rope said...

Thanks for posting! I am always looking for things to do with my kids during the winter months to keep them active. During the rest of the year, they love to go outside and play with their friends. One of their favorite things to do is jump rope. This will give us some new things to try this winter. Great post!

 
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