Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Getting Fit Is A Lifestyle Choice - Part 6

Make It A Team Effort - People, kids included, are more likely to stick with exercise and activity if it involves a social component. Team sports and group activities, such as a gymnastics class or karate, are great examples of ways to keep your kids fit and give them opportunities to meet other kids and socialize with them. When you know others depend on you, and vice-versa, you are much more likely to stick with an activity. When your child commits to playing baseball for a season, the team depends on him, you and he know that is a regular activity that will take place at a certain time each week, and will show up except for unfoseen emergencies such as illness. Even getting together with the neighborhood kids to ride bikes is an easy way to be sociable and active.

The award-winning Exploracise Gymathtics Series, in conjunction with our other great products, by Exploramania is a great activity to do in a group setting. The whole family can participate or the kids can do it as part of a play date. Make it fun and sociable and they will do it and stick with it.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Getting Fit Is A Lifestyle Choice - Part 5

Set Goals. Goals work because when you have a goal and know where you want to go and why you want to get there, you are motivated to do what you need to do and you can measure your success.

To lead a more active life, help your kids set goals, particularly short-term goals, that will ultimately lead to a lifestyle that is more active. Some examples of short-term goals for a child are:

  • Lose 3 pounds in one month

  • Join a soccer team and actively participate in all training and games for the season

  • 30 minutes of outdoor activity every day

  • Take 2 Taekwondo classes a week and earn a new belt color within a month

Exploramania wants to help you and your children achieve your goals and offers a variety of products that can help you get there and make lifelong learning a part of the process too. Check out what we have to offer, including our award-winning Exploracise/Gymathtics DVD series, the Exploracise Mat Collection, and the Exploracise Thumball Collection.