The immense important of working out on a daily, or weekly, or even bi-weekly bases cannot be over-emphasized. It helps a lot of vital organs in the body, starting from the heart. And the truth is, kids are not left out. Because it can prevent many cardiovascular diseases, which can also affect kids and helps reduce the cholesterol level in our blood.
However, many of us make up excuses not to exercise and think that there are good enough reasons not to include exercises routines in our schedule. And we tend to pass it on to our children, thinking that they are young and are fully excluded from cardiovascular diseases. Nothing can be further from the truth. But there are many reasons for this. Cardiovascular disease is a concept that is mostly associated with adults, excluding CHD (congenital heart defects). So we tend to exclude our children from it. But the reality is that there are a lot of known cases of Arrhythmias in children.
Studies have shown that 80% of American adults do not get the amount of physical activity that is recommended, and over 25% are not active at all. These statistics show the fact that many adults simply do not exercise which can have devastating effects on their overall health. And it can have adverse effects on their kids too. If your kids are seeing you working out, it may make them want to do it too.
Because, recent studies have shown that there are some major factors that cause the disease in children. The first on the list is obesity. Since obesity is a major cause of the illness in children, scheduling routine exercises with your kids is a great way to improve on their health and subsequently prevents any heart complications that may arise as a result of eating unhealthy foods and having a lazy lifestyle.
Here are some exercises you can do with your kids at home that will improve on your children’s health as well as that of yours. It is a win-win for both parties involved.
This may seem a little bit unusual for kids doing pushups with mummy or daddy. It is not. In fact, it can be a fun time having to spend it with your kids. You can bond with them on that—especially when they are into it because they have been seeing you work out before. And that have ignited an interest in them.
And you can spice it up a little bit and make it fun for your kids. You can do that by starting on smaller figure, especially for your kids. Be observant and make sure it does not put to much stress on them.
This is also one common type of abs exercise you can do with your kids at home. Yes, kids can do it too. Though there are sources available that have promulgated charts that depict set-up standards and various age ranges, you can start with a figure below that or even above it. You and your kids should do it by placing your hand behind your head, interlace your finger loosely without putting strain on your neck, by pulling on your neck, as you sit up.
3. Butterfly Kicks
You should keep your abs tight while lying on the floor. Flutter-kick your feet that is raise just barely off the floor.
4. Alternating Lounges
Start this with your feet hip-distance apart. Landing heel first on your knee bent 90 degrees on your right leg so the leg is parallel to the ground. Do same on your left leg afterwards.
5. Mountain Climbers
Bring one foot forward one at a time, when you are in a sit-up position. You should bring it toward your armpit and then extend it back out.
Warm-ups is a great way to start these exercises. You should not skip it. It will help in getting everyone ready.