Many children today play with their friends in the street and sit in the living room watching the television. of course, this is what most people expect children to do these days, but is a chocolate bar and a rented DVD really the best thing to do, or should we re-think that?
Well, did your parent's parent's have televisions at all?
No. Instead, they were much fitter. After watching a documentary, I now know that many children today are much less fit than their grandparents were.
A good 1 hour of excersise is what everyone needs each day. Your one hour could include doing chores, playing an instrument, or even a mixture of things, such as: Roller Skating, skateboarding, cycling, walking, running or jogging, hoovering or hula hooping.
I was told recently that some past generations would do 100 hundred push-ups, sit-ups, squats and lunges a day, and could also put their hands on the ground whilst keeping their legs strait as a form of keeping fit!
But remember there are also other ways for older and younger people to keep healthy, such as having fun in the garden.
Parents can either relax or join in the fun with their kids as they mess around and have fun.
If you don't even have a small back garden or front lawn, an open to public local park or grassy area will do.
My Two Tips To Fun In The Garden:
1. Do you have a kiddies sized tent? A kiddies tent is a small 'play tent' that you can put up without pegs or anything, as all you have to do is pull it open, but you may have to peg it if it is windy.
Kids love to have their own little 'house' to play with their toys in. If you don't have one, you may be able to buy one in Argos, Smyths, or a kids toy store near you.
If you cannot find one, try looking for one online (if you're an adult, that is). Remember that kiddies tents are small and brightly coloured.
2. Spending time skipping is fun and great exercise - I also remember at different stages in the past getting about 3 D.I.Y. birdhouses and I still have an inflatable bowling strip, including inflatable bowling balls and pins!
And for boys then a football can be put to good use.
If you cannot find a suitable toy for your child to use in the garden, or do not want to have to buy one, you can always ask if you can borrow one from your neighboor, or have a trade of toys once a month.
Thanks for reading this post and I hope that you found my tips useful. What other suggestions do you have for keeping fit and having fun in the garden?