5 Fun Outdoor Activities to Encourage your Child to Exercise (and leave the smartphone inside)
Smartphones and videogames are not bad, but its seem to be everything young kids enjoy these days - so how do we get them outside to exercise a little? Easy. All you have to do is to introduce them to fun outdoor games they'll want to play!
Adventure activities such as a trip to the park or a walk in the woods can be a chance for them to explore nature and learn about the world around them whilst also keeping active. Weekend adventures are also an enjoyable way to spend time together as a family!
Playgrounds are designed specifically for children. They often combine different types of activity: those that strengthen muscle and bone such as climbing, those that improve endurance such as playing tag, and other activities to develop flexibility such as hula hooping or skipping.
The added benefit is that you don’t need to worry about your child’s safety or about them playing near busy roads.
There are few things more exhilarating for kids than racing around on wheels. Scooters are very popular. An added bonus is that playing outdoors on scooters increases their exposure to sunlight. Our Y Fliker scooters are designed to combine exercise and fun tricks, making them ideal for getting more ‘hidden’ exercise into the day.
As well as being excellent cardiovascular exercise for their physical health, there are many other benefits to introducing your child to sports. Team activities can help them to develop a healthy sense of competition, improve their confidence and even make new friends.
When kids have lots of excess energy to spare, nothing beats letting them tear around and wear themselves out (in a good way)! As well as providing bursts of excitement, it’s also good for their cardiovascular health and overall physical development.