Do you encourage your children to spend time playing outdoors? It’s something to think about as playing in the garden can be great exercise for your kids.
The important of childhood exercise has been highlighted in a number of recent reports. It seems that our children simply aren’t getting enough exercise as they should be doing. This may seem like a minor concern but it could actually have some rather large consequences.
One potential problem is that our children could become obese. This is now an issue for more and more kids. As well as leaving them liable to teasing at school, it also throws up some very serious issues.
Obese children face the prospect of far more health problems in young life. Unfortunately, the problems don’t stop there. Bad habits that are picked up at a young age may well continue into adult life. That could mean ongoing health issues.
So if your kids aren’t getting enough exercise then it may be worth asking yourself whether you really are giving them the best start in life.
Fortunately, this is something that can be resolved fairly easily. If your kids spend too much time sat indoors playing video games or watching television shows then it’s important that you convince them how much fun it can be to have more exercise.
This doesn’t mean that you have to send them out cross country running! Outdoor play could be a good solution. Some parents worry about the safety of their children outside of the home.
This is an understandable concern and a good solution could be to introduce a number of toys and games into the safe environment of your own garden.
If those games are fun then your kids will soon want to spend more and more time outdoors.
That’s great news – you’ll be helping them to be healthy and also be happy because they’re enjoying themselves!