More and more families these days are looking for some sort of home exercise program. Not only that but they are looking for one which can incorporate exercises for kids.
There are many different reasons parents are looking for such a program. Do you fall into one of these situations?
- Parents don’t have the time to take the whole family to the gym or ball field every other day.
- Families just don’t have the money for a gym membership or after-school sports programs.
- Moms want exercises both they and their children can do at the same time at home.
- They don’t get much, if any, exercise at school.
- You want to take all precautions necessary to ward off child obesity.
Do any of those describe you? My family could personally vouch for several of those. When looking for a home exercise program for kids, keep in mind that it will take parent participation. There is no way around it. It is actually essential for you to get involved because that contributes greatly to the success you will achieve.
We can’t really treat this type of program like a wind-up toy and expect our children to exercise on their own. I can tell you from experience that it is very rewarding to exercise with your children at home because it’s extra family time, everyone is exercising and it sure beats just sitting down on the couch, right?!
Okay, so what is holding you back? Is it one of these?
- I have no time to exercise with them, let alone myself.
- They won’t want to participate.
- We get enough exercise as it is.
- I can’t miss my TV show.
- They would rather read and draw.
Do you resonate with any of those answers? Most of those sound like excuses or ways to get out of exercise. There are probably a million similar answers to these. It doesn’t even have to relate to exercise. Some of us out there don’t want to deal with the responsibility and let’s be honest and admit that we’re either afraid of failing or just plain lazy. I’m guilty too!
First things first and that is we’re responsible for our family’s health and we should take it very seriously. Number two is that we need to overcome this fear of failing and just do it. I don’t know how many times in my life where I didn’t want to do something and when I finally decided to do it the results were amazing and I immediately became confident. The same can happen for you and your home exercise program. Give it a shot!
I’ve put together a great home exercise program for kids and you can read more about it at www.myfamilyexercise.com/kids-exercise.