When you have kids, you automatically want what’s best for them – and a big part of what’s best for them will entail health and fitness. It’s recommended that the average child over the age of 6 should get at least one hour’s worth of physical activity daily. This sounds like a lot, but don’t feel intimidated. It’s actually pretty simple to incorporate this amount of exercise into their daily routine.
Of course, part of this activity will be made up in play – running about the playground, walking to and from one place to another, and engaging in other routine activities. But you should incorporate some specifically fitness related activity in too! The easiest way to do this is by encouraging your little one to pick up some sort of sport.
There are all sorts of sports out there, so if you find that your little one doesn’t take to the first one you introduce them to, it’s absolutely fine. Just keep trying different options until they find something they find fun and enjoyable. It could be a team sport like basketball, football or cricket. Or it could be an individual type of sport like cross country or track and field events.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration, take a look at the infographic by Cisco Athletic Uniforms below. It shows all sorts of insight into a general increase in youth participation that your kids can contribute to as well!
Infographic Design By Cisco Athletic Uniforms