HOW TO MAKE A CHILD MORE ACTIVE
An active child is a healthy child, health comes from physical activities and bring along physical fitness. Physical activities promote growth and development and help to grow strong muscles and bones. A physically active child is mentally active as well, due to their engagement in sports.
Parents always wish to make their children active participants in the world. It is possible, with their involvement in the activities that the child follows from a young age.
Provide them with some active toys like balls, jumping ropes, or any equipment that encourages physical activity. They will play more often with these if they have them in hand.
Set some rules according to the age-appropriate level for your child, don’t let them fall into complicated sports until they reach a specific age. A 4-year-old can’t get involved in complicated sports.
Be a role model for your child and set an example of being physically active. It will push your child to get into physical activities too. Try to set a positive example by leading an active lifestyle.
Get involved and play with your child in any sport or take them for a walk, skating, swimming, or bike riding. To keep your child active, you have to be active yourself.
Plan various activities for your child, and make sure to provide them with a convenient and suitable environment to exercise. Take them to public places such as parks and let them discover new activities that other children perform around.
Try to keep everything obvious and under control, and don’t overdo exercise, or any other physical activity that may hurt your child. Try to start with less vigorous exercises and let them choose to take it to the next level when they are ready for it. Don’t force your child to do any activity which they don’t enjoy, let them follow their interests.
Visit a specialist who can help your child to understand the importance of sports and exercise, they may recommend some best sports according to age and will let your child understand the importance of physical activity.
Set limits and keep an on-track timetable for your child, don’t let your child be a screen bug, arrange enough time for them to get busy with physical activities more than screening.
Engage your child in some muscle-strengthening activities such as push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, climbing, and gymnastics.
Remember that a balanced diet is also very important along with physical activity. Make sure to serve fresh fruits or vegetables at least 4 times a day.