New Delhi: As we continue to stay at home because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, it’s important to find ways to stay active every day as much as we can. Making exercise part of your family’s daily routine will help you and the kids feel good, keep the weight off during the lockdown.
In fact, working with your kids can be fun. Maintaining family fitness at an early age can go a long way toward helping kids create healthy habits. It will help control weight, reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease and many more. According to the World Health Organization, all healthy adults should aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day and children should get 1 hour every day. Here are some workouts you can do with your children in the comfort of your home.
At-home workouts for your family to keep fit
- Mountain climbers: Why not turn this one into a family race to see who can ‘climb the mountain the fastest’? It’s going to be a whole lot of fun for you and the kids as well. What’s more, mountain climbers are a great core and upper body workout while adding that extra element of excitement to your household routine.
- Push-ups: Do not be surprised if your little one can do more push-ups than you. Given their low body weight, kids can often do better than an adult – a lot of them can do push-ups on their feet or knees. It’s a great idea to introduce strength-based exercises such as push-ups, squats and lunges to your child. With time and practice, you can also teach them variations like elevated push-ups.
- Planks: Planks are a great workout to build core muscles and burn calories. Try to make this workout more fun by challenging them to hold the position as long as you. Perhaps, you can also use rewards for holding the plank for s long time.
- Household chores: Setting aside time each day for household chores and doing them as a family can be an excellent idea to keep your family moving. While your kids can pick and organize their toys or fold laundry as they sing and dance, senior members can do tasks such as vacuuming, dusting and sweeping.