Thank you for joining us for part 2 of this blog series. If you missed part 1, be sure to check it out for some handy hints concerning your child’s nutrition, and how it doesn’t need to be complicated, time-consuming, or expensive to feed them a healthy breakfast.
In part two we move over to the exercise world and provide you with some exercise games for kids. Because stretching and flexibility are important, we also have some exercises for your child to get warmed up for the sport or activity of their choosing.
Stretching Exercises for Kids
Stretching is an important part of any exercise routine. Here are some stretching exercises that kids can do to help improve their flexibility and prevent injury:
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and reach down to touch your toes. Hold for 10-15 seconds.
Sit on the floor with the soles of your feet together and gently press your knees down towards the floor. Hold for 10-15 seconds.
Lie face-down on the floor with your hands underneath your shoulders. Slowly push up with your arms, lifting your chest off the ground. Hold for 10-15 seconds.
Start on your hands and knees, with your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees directly under your hips. Arch your back and drop your head towards the floor, then round your back and tuck your chin to your chest. Repeat for 10-15 reps.
Flexibility Exercises for Kids
In addition to stretching exercises, there are also specific flexibility exercises that can help improve your child’s range of motion and overall flexibility. Here are some examples:
Stand with your hands on a wall or chair for support. Swing one leg forward and backward, then switch to the other leg. Do 10-15 reps on each side.
Lie face-down on the floor with your arms extended out to the sides. Lift one leg up and over towards the opposite hand, then switch to the other side. Do 10-15 reps on each side.
Stand with your arms extended out to the sides. Slowly make small circles with your arms, gradually increasing the size of the circles. Do 10-15 reps in each direction.
Exercise Games for Kids
Exercise doesn’t have to be boring! Here are some fun exercise games that kids will love:
Use the classic game of Simon Says to incorporate exercise moves like jumping jacks, squats, and lunges.
Turn on some music and have the kids dance around. When the music stops, they have to freeze in a specific position (like a squat or a lunge) and hold it until the music starts again.
Set up an obstacle course in your backyard or living room. Include exercises like jumping over cones, crawling under chairs, and doing a crab walk.
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In conclusion, nutrition and exercise are essential components of a healthy lifestyle for children. By providing them with healthy breakfast options and store-bought snacks, as well as incorporating stretching and flexibility exercises and exercise games into their daily routine, you can help your child develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
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