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Ways to Keep Your Kids Physically Fit



Easy and fun at-home exercises for your kids

Making fitness a part of your family life is easy if you  use simple, and easy to remember exercises that have fun built right in.  And have a few inexpensive prizes to add to the fun.

Here are a few we've found:

Balancing Act

Stand. Extend your arms out to the side and lift one foot up so that it is even with your knee.  Count slowly to 10.  Repeat on the other side.  Can your child balance with eyes closed?  See who can hold the pose the longest.


Arm Strength

Take the posture for a full pushup, with arms and body completely straight.  Hold the posture for as long as you can.  How long can your child keep the posture?  Aim for one to two minutes.

(Provides overall strength and confidence in their physical body.)


(from running.competition.com)


I'm Superman!

Lie down on your abdomen. Stretch your arms straight out in front, like you're flying.  Breathe in and lift your arms, legs and chest off the ground. Balance on your abdomen. Hold the posture for 10 counts. Breathe naturally while holding the posture. Exhale and slowly lower your arms and legs to the ground. Repeat 10 times.

(This works the back muscles if your kid sits too much.)

More ways to exercise as a family.