Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Getting Fit Is A Lifestyle Choice - Part 4

Give it a purpose. Research has found that people are more likely to stick to an exercise routine that has an immediate practical purpose. For example, walking a treadmill does not have any immediate practical purpose, but walking your dog does. Riding a stationary bike has no purpose, but riding a bike to and from the grocery store does.

This principle applies to kids as much as it does to adults. If you have a child who can safely bike to school, that would be a practical purpose. Or you could put your child in charge of taking the family dog for walks. Martial arts classes, such as taekwondo or karate are great ways to learn self-defense, discipline and confidence. Team sports such as soccer or baseball also help kids learn life skills such as teamwork and positive self-esteem in addition to being a great way to make friends and spend time with them.

Gymathtics is a great way for kids to learn math skills while being active. In just 30 minutes, they will have a fun workout with a practical purpose. Now that the summer months are here, Gymathtics, which has won numerous awards, including Dr. Toy's 10 Best Active Products, is a great way to keep your kids' minds sharp while they are out of school. Check out our website to learn more and purchase the DVD series.

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