Keeping the kids moving
With today’s growing concern over childhood obesity, it is a challenge for parents to know what to do to keep their kids moving. Most of today’s generation wants to sit in front of the TV and play games. Technology has taken the place of going outside for a good day of hiking or soccer. It is also a concern to let kids outside on their own too, especially if the parents are too busy to go out with them and properly keep an eye on them. With the new video “exergames” that are coming out it makes exercising fun and most kids don’t even realize they are doing their daily exercises. Video game fitness for kids is becoming extremely popular.
A couple of great components to get them moving are the Wii system and the Playstation Move. There are more systems coming out all the time. Games are endless and even for the pickiest children there should be something to get them moving. Children that are not sports fanatics or very good at sports, there are options for them, as well. Family fitness is a great idea. Many Wii games have options to get the whole family involved. It can become family game night, and everyone gets healthy.
Keeping the kids moving.
Of course being outside is always a better option, but what about rainy days? Pop in Dance Revolution and get moving! Grooving to the tunes and acting crazy can bring the family together, as well. There are even options for the little guys. Get some Nickelodeon games going and get all ages involved.
Virtual gaming is great. There are opponents for the children to play against if there is no one available at any particular moment. They still get the benefit of the exercise and the competitive edge. There are also virtual trainers. They can help motivate children to keep trying.
Although, the units can be pricey, in the end it is still cheaper than joining a gym. Kid friendly gyms or even group sports activities can run into some money. It is sometimes more practical just to buy one of the exergaming units and a few fun DVD’s. These virtual assistants are also available when group activities may not be practical.