Workout Wednesday – Workout Tips for You and Your Kids!

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Welcome to Workout Wednesday!

I love to walk! I mean I really LOVE to walk! Up and down hills, in parks and around some of my local lakes. My kids on the other hand will come up with every possible excuse not go on a walk with me, especially if I say let’s go get some exercise.

Because I know how important it is for kids to be active, I came up with a few ways to get my kids exercising and they don’t even know it. Oh and I don’t say let’s go get some exercise anymore!

Everyday Adventures

Love, love, love going on adventures! We go to our local park where there is trail, near a stream (when we have rain here in CA) surrounded by wild blackberry bushes, redwoods and nature everywhere. We are climbing over rocks and hills, swinging from trees and balancing on tree trunks! Every adventure is different and we are out there for a good hour or more!

Scavenger Hunts

This can take place indoors or outdoors, I think outdoors is the best! Everyone starts with a list of things to find (or do) and a time limit. There is no set path as we scavenge around and search for all of the items on the list. The person who finds everything on the list first or finds the most items before the time is up wins. One of the great things about scavenger hunts is that you don’t have to spend time making and hiding clues. We search for things that already exist.

Bike/Run

This is an easy one – your kids can cycle on their bikes while you run and try to keep up with them!

Working out is just as important to kids as it is to adults. Explore ways to get you and your kids working out together!

Move of the Day…

SINGLE-LEG BRIDGES

Targets: Core, glutes, hamstrings.

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Begin lying on your back with feet flat, knees and ankles hip-distance apart, knees bent, back straight and arms lengthened at your sides. Extend right leg as straight as possible toward the ceiling, keeping thigh in line with your hip.

EXHALE: Squeeze glutes and lift hips, keeping them level.

INHALE: Slowly lower to staring position to complete one rep.

Complete all reps and switch sides. Work up to 3 sets of 12 reps.

Workout Tip…

Trying to lose body fat? Build some muscle…

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Do you have any workout tips to get kids moving? Please share…

What do you think?