Nowadays, many children don’t like exercise and they like to stay at home either watching TV or playing on their mobile phones. This will be bad for the children’s physical and mental health and make them withdrawn and unwilling to contact others. So how can we get children to like exercise?
1. Choose the right exercise
What is the right exercise, it is according to the children, children mainly practice exercise, such as skipping rope, cycling, swimming, gymnastics, etc. When choosing an exercise, we must respect the children’s choice, otherwise, it will not arouse their interest. After they have a certain foundation, gradually increase the intensity.
2. Arrange the amount of exercise reasonably
According to the child’s age and current physical fitness, choose the appropriate amount of exercise. If the amount of exercise is too small, the effect of physical exercise will not be great; and if the amount of exercise is too large, the physical health will also be adversely affected. When your children start exercising, they can exercise less, slowly grasp the child’s physical characteristics, and gradually increase the amount of exercise.
3. Exercise gamification
Don’t treat exercise as monotonous skill training. Being dull and serious like an athlete can’t mobilize children’s enthusiasm for exercise. The only gamification of a single exercise can attract children’s interest, and they will actively cooperate with their parents. For this reason, parents should often compile situations and stories to attract children to do exercise in games.
4.Exercise in our daily life
Although some exercises require special time and venues, there are still many exercises that can be performed in daily life. Especially for children, exercise not only refers to the movement of the large muscles of the body but also includes small muscles such as fingers. There are many aspects of daily life that you can let your children try, such as letting children walk, run, and go up and downstairs by themselves.
5. Parents are good role models
Children are born to like exercise, they did not develop the habit of exercise, this is related to the family environment. One of the important aspects is that parents did not give their children a good role model for exercise. Children’s exercises require parents’ emotional drive and action demonstrations. Studies have found that fathers and raised children like to do more exercise activities, which is easy to increase the children’s exercise interest.